i am the wife of a devoted teamster. we have been through the mess with carolina....cf...and now this. i do believe that we are at a different place in time this time around, the situation is much different. yes i do believe that some poor choices have been made with yrc and abf is probably paying for that with the cut throat price game.ibt has helped yrc to the point that they haul freight at prices abf cant compete. no company can last in a setting like that without some sort of concession. i do see the management pay increases posted for abf management...poor timing on their part. realistically i would want a pay increase with a promotion (not sure who wouldnt) but i think its the wrong time for pay increases on mgmt when they are asking for help from employees. i too am not looking forward to a decrease in pay for our family BUT i also am so very thankful and blessed and hope to continue in saying that my husband has a job...and benefits to take care of us. there are many people in this economy that have taken pay cuts NOT just teamsters. at this point i will continue to pray for the company and the employees and that people will make wise business minded decisions and not just vote one way or the other without thinking of the end result. and that is being able to take care of your families.