Individual contracts First off, each terminal has a individual contract, so you have to vote by individual terminals. Second, it was done by mail ballot instead of personal box ballot at each term, for mere fact if the first Terminal turned it down, word would spread to the next terminal like wild fire, and they would turn it down also, because they would say, why should I give back when xyz terminal is not. Third, the I.A.M. is no ones pocket, You had to be their in Maryland, to see how the Union told them NO WAY, you better go home if that's what you want, for the cutbacks they put on the table. Ask your Steward who Attended. Fourth, I do not know what Term you are from, but I can speak for the majority of the Terminals, that there is Great representation here, starts with the Steward, and progresses with the Grievance steps. Maybe it's just you, that you wine, and complain all the time, and post negative things about the Company, and the Union.