I've been thinking about this and wondering if it could ever happen. Lets say the doomsday preachers that have been rampant on this site within the past few months got their way. The union won out EVERYTHING, the 6.1 BILLION dollar pension buyout to secure retirement, another 10,000 new full time jobs over this contract, secured medical benefits language, pay raises to like say...$10.00 to start as a part timer, benefits kicked in after 8 weeks like they did under the previous contract...I mean EVERYTHING. Not a single concession to the company. UPS is becoming a highly globalized and diversified company more than ever, which anyone with the most basic business management skills knows is required to survive in today's world and for the forseeable future. When does it get to the point where the package division is barely profitable, IF AT all with increasing competition? Maybe someone with current research can tell us how profitable the package division was by itself, not UPS as a whole, in recent years. Anyway, the point and the question, WHAT IF UPS was to say you know what? Screw this. We make enough money in the SCS, blah blah other divisions to remain profitable in the future and even more so without the package division and they sell it off to another company? Hell maybe a hedge fund like Yucaipa or whatever that bought out Allied Van lines and said YOU WILL take this pay cut or we're done? Thoughts? I mean if the package division got to the point where it was costing my highly diversified corporation and became more of a parasite than anything, how long before they do something like this? What happens to the union? When is ENOUGH enough? I'm all for union power and all, but maybe this is something the doomsday preachers didn't see behind closed doors? Theres a lot of stuff I never knew went on, the politics etc..before I became a steward and was one of those people that I try to change now. You CAN'T win them all...it's a give and take situation sometimes.