I'm a little behind on things (actually more than a little) and have no clue as to why Local 705 has there own separate contract. I didn't even know it was this way until the strike vote was about to happen. A bunch of people in our center were hanging out last night at a cook out and were discussing this. Most of the other guys there were like me and didn't know that a strike was looming in Chicago. We all agreed that a strike up there could have drastic affects on the rest of the country. In our PCMs management has been talking about us loosing volume (mainly NDAs) due to the high gas prices and the economy. Customers are looking for ways to cut costs and a strike, even if it's just in the Chicago area, could scare customers away. Could someone please educate me on why they don't fall under the same NMA as the rest of us? I'm just curious.