Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone knew if I could file labor charges on UPS while filing grievances for the same things. I know that the grievance forms say something about agreeing that the Teamsters are your exclusive collective bargaining agent, etc. etc. I know that filing labor charges is not the same thing as filing grievances (one is related to federal law, while the other is contractual). I was concerned because it may look bad in the eyes of the union that I am filing labor charges, since, being a Teamster, I am supposed to put my faith in the union to handle the problems that have been going on ever since I started filing grievances. I am considering filing labor charges to really send a message to management that I will not deal with their nonsense, not because I feel that the union is not working properly (I realized just how much power the union has today when a call to management from the secretary-treasurer of my local moved me back to preload in one day). I know that I have burned bridges with management, and I do not care since I am not making UPS my career. But I do not want to do the same with the union. So, will filing labor charges make me look bad to the union? Thanks in advance for any responses.