Finished up as a Xmas driver's helper. At the end, I filled out the form indicating interest in working at the hub. During orientation, we were told that though we have to pay some/whole amount of union dues, partaking union membership is totally up to *me*. I just did some reading here: nrtw.org/RDA.htm I understand that I am required to pay "financial core" part of union dues and I remain a member of collective bargaining and in exchange I'm entitled to full benefits and fair representation as a member of collective bargaining unit. By not joining, my understanding is that I won't pay portions of dues that go to union politics or non-collective bargaining fees. I'll lose the right to take part in union internal affairs but I understand that I'm immune from picket lines, union disciplines and fines. On paper, it looks good. In the real world, am I going to become a target of harassment for exercising my right to not join the union?