1. I was reading about unions and read that by law, I don't have to be a part of the teamsters union and I can still work for UPS. If I cut my membership with the teamsters union, could I really end up getting killed by organized crime officials? 2. Back when I first got hired(a little over a year ago) my co-workers(teamsters) were mad at the management for something they did and they were all working slow on purpose. I, however, was going fast because I was new and didn't want to get into trouble. I remember someone yelling out "scab!", but at that time, I didn't know what it meant. Is it common for members to get upset and management and reduce production? What consequences could I face for working hard at times like this? 3. I've been told by several people since I've been hired that join management sucks and that I should stick with the union. Later I found out that those very people were trying to join management. Do most teamsters tell newer workers this to try and keep them from going into management so that they have less competition? Wouldn't it be nicer being in management(better pay, simply watching the labors work, better benefits)? thanks.