This is a basic responsibility of the Union is to protect you as a dues paying member. Which is one of the many reasons you pay those hefty dues each month. Lately, many local Union Stewards/Reps. seem to be ignoring (forgetting?) or possibly foresaking these basic rights per the Teamsters/UPS labor agreement. Perhaps for thier own financial interests? Weingarten Rights: "If this discussion would lead in any way to my being disciplined or terminated or have any effect on my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union Representative, Officer or Steward be present at this meeting. Without representation, I choose not to participate in this discussion." Make sure that if you are cornered, sequestered, or in any other way badgered into a one-on-one situation with management, you exert your Weingarten rights. Also, make sure the Union follows through with the defense they should provide you, with respect to those rights. If not, file a grievance, then hire some big gun labor law attorney's to wake up the Union as to why they exist in the first place! Mosel Tov!