I was hired as a seasonal driver but have only gone out twice with supes and never on my own. I don't like but accept that $50 of my first 10 checks go to the $500 initiation fee, plus dues. I'm not covered whatsoever and I'm paying in order to have a job. Sucks, really, but hey? As long as it's good for the Teamsters, right? I believe strongly in unions, but sometimes they resemble organized crime. But lately they've been using me as a helper and paying me the driver rate. Since I'm not driving, do I still have to pay these union fees?