The whole deal with Cool doesn't really make any difference whether it is good or bad for any segment of the industry. It was passed into law by our Nation's lawmakers. Then it was blackballed by special interests in Congress that were working for the packing industry. Sammy"the BUll" Gravano was a mafia captain in the Castelano family. In 1999 he was indicted on 19 murder charges. In order to get exonerated and go free on a witness protection program he testified against Cosa Nostra. In his testimony he went into great length to explain how Cosa Nostra used Unions to gain and keep control over market channels and protect their business interests. He devoted a whole chapter in his book describing how Purdue from Purdue chickens came to Paul Castellano in order to gain access to his retail chain. When Purdue failed to pay the required cut his whole world came crashing down when all his union employees went on strike and all his product was removed from the shelves. In his book Sammy also describesd how they controled Congressmen and Federal Judges. Now you can call this all bull, but the FBI and Justice department believed it enough to grant him immunity and convict many of the New York familys. So it is case history. The thing our law is built on. The thing that is chilling about his description of meat packing Mafia is that it has a striking resemblence to the fight for Cool. Based in the time frame of 2000, the fact that our govt hasn't rounded up the Mafia in all the other cities where they reside yet makes one wonder if all the sins talked about by Sammy are still being perpetrated. In his book "Bound by Honor" Bill Bananno" tells how Johnny Rozelli was sent out to organize Unions and infiltrate them with their people just for the purpose of controling our govt. and protecting their "business interests." At this moment the FBI is attempting to rectify a century of criminal activity in Chicago that has left most of the city tainted including the Mayor. So go R-Calf. R-Calf and their supporters are the most effective force to ever confront the meatpackers and their unions. And this is because they have a broad base of support among producers to offset the support packers garnish from their Unions. Why should AMI shoot down a law that has already been writen and is embrased by the public. Who's running this country anyway? As for Canada I must add this. Canada has long been a safe haven for Organized Criminals that have worn out their welcome in the US. I don't think there has ever been an extradition to the US. I think mobsters have some kind of agreement with the government up there to protect them as long as they only pilfer the US. Kind of makes me wonder what's going on in the meatpacking industry up there.