I am guessing you are a CO employee.
If I remember correctly about 3 to 6 months ago the IAM filed with the NMB for representation of the CO ramp and the ramp voted no.
A good out come in my opinion. If you were one of the ones who voted yes then you probably should do some more research on the IAM. This is not a union you want to represent you.
If you like your union to lie to you, blame others for their incompetence, use your union dues to fly their corpoate jet around to exotic locations to negotiate with yor management, then these are the fools for you. Why you need to negotiate in Hawaii one week and Vegas the next week is beyond me.
Although this is a mechanic pay scale, look at where the IAM negotited wages are. If not at the bottom, then close to it. How many are at the top.
For 2 years the IAM has been negotiating the United employees an industry leading contract that now is not going to happen. Once again, its not their fault. Its the company, Its AMFA, Its the NMB, Its Bin Laden, now Its the President's fault.
Check out this site for mechanic opinions on the IAM. http://www.the-mecanic.com/mainbb.html
As was mentioned before, unions allow the shit to float to the top. Delta, non union, decent employee-mangement relationships and sometimes higher pay than unionized workers.
Do not be sucked into the IAM lies and deceipt. Union is not always best.