Remind me never to get into the prognostication business (despite my strong showing in my March Madness office pool, where yours truly is in the lead going into the Final Four action, thanks to my picking Xavier to reach the Elite Eight before falling to Duke, along with Oklahoma State - sorry Hawk fans - and UConn taking care of business on their ends)...
After Thursday's posting that rumored a close vote among the TWU 234 rank-and-file, my prediction was just a little bit off. TWU 234 members ratified the one-year agreement reached two weeks ago by a margin of 1787-479 on Friday.
For those scoring at home, that's nearly a 3-to-1 margin, as opposed to rumors of a 50-50 split within the union.
On a related note, the union representing Red Arrow operators (UTU 1594) voted to authorize a strike in the event that negotiations break down before Thursday, when their contract expires. It appears, though, that history will follow form and the UTU will get a similar one-year deal. The contract at Frontier is scheduled to expire next Tuesday.