This is why I am and always will be (unless Bush gets his wish) a card carrying Union Man. A couple of years ago a we had a truck that was loaded with about 20 aliens in the bed that we attempted to stop. Of course knowing our weak pursuit policy the driver failed to yeild and led our agents on a fairly long chase. Well to make a long story short we finally were able to get some agents ahead of the vehicle to lay a spike strip to spike the tires. The driver seeing the agent's vehicles and the spikes veered towards the agents, nearly hitting one. When the driver veered he the spikes only caught the tires on one side of the vehicle and that along with his erratic driving caused him to lose control and he flipped over an embankment. Needless to say a few aliens passed away and there were numerous injuries. The Supervisor who was the pursuit manager that day followed the pursuit policy to a T and did everything within the scope of his authority. He was immediately suspended pending the investigation. His punishment came down and it was recommended that he be either dropped down to a Journeyman Level Agent and suspended without pay for 60 days or be terminated. Well, of course the Union went to bat for him and filed an appeal. The Gov. allowed him to come back to work as "Maintenance Supervisor" until the matter was solved. I just found out today that he was allowed to remain a Supervisor but would have to change stations and he would still have to serve the remaining 45 days of his suspension. It is still BS that he has to serve his suspension and move stations but it's better than the alternative. Without the Union he would have been canned. Just something to think about.