Management will harass you. All of a sudden they'll be wanting to give you warning letters for things they don't warn others for, and haven't seriously disciplined you for in the past. Your union steward will tell you to, "Watch your back". And it goes on and on and on. -------- My union brethren are all too blind to the fact that the CONSTANT, DAILY supervisors working violations are taking money from them and their families. Or maybe they don't care. Maybe they don't care because they just want to get the hell out of the building because.... THEYRE TIRED OF GETTING THE WORK SLAMMED DOWN THEIR THROATS WHILE MNGMNT CUTs EMPLOYEES AT THE START OF THE DAY EVERY DAY AND SYSTEMATICALLY SENDs THE UNLOADERS HOME WITHOUT SENDING THEM TO HELP THE BELTS THEY JUST SLAMMED WITH THOUSANDS OF PACKAGES!!!! I work in a small hub doing preload and it's totally and fully corrupt. I've been here 11 months and supervisors have worked all day every day in some area of the building.The steward collaborates with management so he has EASY days at work in turn for turning the other cheek on grievances and violations. MY SHOP STEWARD WILL WORK HAND IN HAND WITH MY PRELOAD OPERATION MANAGER AND NOT SAY A ING WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY AM I PAYING UNION DUES?!?!?!?!?! I dont care if it's 1 dollar or 20 THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT!!! Why does no one care about that. That's not a question I know the answer; CORPORATE GREED!!!! It's truly sickening. Since grievances don't work (some times even vanish into thin air and the union is so weak I can't fight all by myself I don't want to loose this ty job that's still better than most other ASS jobs out there) I've resorted to keeping strict documentation of all the insanity that occurs on a daily basis at my center. I've only been at it two days. But hopefully this will save my ass and maybe someday it will help me turn this place around. More union members (or if they wouldn't cut people and allow them to stay and help others) would mean that every employee in my hub would have a healthier less abused body. Every one would get more hours. If you're familiar with Adam Smith's invisible hand theory you know that this would in turn stimulate the economy, even if it was a on a small scale. But no. Instead they bend us straight over and us every day. No one even flexes the 3.5 hour guarantee for some reason. I SHOULD HAVE NEVER FILED A GRIEVANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!