July, 4, 2003

To All BLE 657 Members

The United Transportation Union is asking our membership to sign cards showing their desire to have them be our bargaining agent. This is a raid on our membership that came unexpectedly.

Please do not sign any cards yet, even if you are inclined to do so.

I am trying to get a response to this raid from our Canadian leadership and will be posting this response as soon as possible.

If you have any more questions about the issue call me at 837-6197 or Rod Misuraca at 837-6038.

Thank you for your patience.

Greg Edwards, Local chairman