Ok...I want to say a few things...There has been teamsters coming to peoples houses trying to get people to sign a card. This person is also with a fedex employee. They are playing on the passion of long time FedEx employees especially who have never worked anywhere else and are ignorant that they (the teamsters) will get them the few things they have lost. Namely the pension.. Let me inject some sanity here....If you guys at FedEx vote to have the "reamsters" as I call them you will lose more than you ever will gain. Believe me I have worked for 2 unions the iam and amfa. When I was at nwa we fought all the time for a decent contract the whole 17 yrs I was there. After we broke away from the ramp guys and joined amfa we got a size able increase in pay more than 10 bucks an hr. Well guess what? You FedEx guys got that raise also because ol Fred does not want a union in there.. Myself and other union employees fought and sacrificed to raise the bar in pay and bennies and you FedEx guys didn't have to fight for #### you got handed to you...Now you guys have lost a few things and are pissed and want a union...Let me enlighten you on a few things..First you will automatically lose 1200 a yr for union dues. Oh you guys want UPS top pay?? Well the teamsters may get you there but do you want part time mechanics?? They have that at UPS..Oh that's right you senior guys don't care because you will sell out the junior guy for a couple pieces of silver..Let me ask you guys something...Are you willing to go out and strike for your top pay?? My guess is no..Believe me mechanics are the worst at sticking together. Most will after a week will RUN across..Hell there were full time FedEx guys who crossed our picket line to pick up a few extra bucks while we were going broke from no pay.. First you most all companies have gotten away from the defined benefit pension plan..The teamsters have less than a stellar record and they too underfund their pension. You choice is your own..But it is obvious you have learned nothing from what happened to us at nwa..They proved they can operate with replacements you don't think Fred noticed this? I walked in to FedEx at MORE than I ever did at nwa. They have a 3 yr top out for sr techs well that will change to 5 or more yrs if you vote in a union. The SFA will go away too.. Your manager will get on your ass for not working and he will not have to worry about an SFA. You don't like something he will say grieve it and you might hear that grievance in a yr or so.. Oh and if you get fired plan on at least 2 yrs before your union will get your job back if they get it back.. Ultimately if the majority wants a union you will get it. I will tell you from my point of view this is a mistake.. You outstation guys like nice town..Man I am here to tell you FedEx has some SWEET outstations. They will go away too like they did at ALL the union represented airlines. I am not anti union by any means but you guys here at FedEx have got it made even with the few things you have lost. Don't be stupid. Ask any former nwa guy who is working at FedEx if they want a union..I will bet 99 percent of them don't.. The choice is yours.