The resident gearhead
It's really easy to sit back and say these types of things having never been a steward. I was this way before becoming one. But you learn to play smart. Not everyone who you represent has enough metal to fight back.You should add that steward to your block list on your phone. They clearly don’t have anything useful to say.
It could be that center has a weak local or b.a. it also could be company stewards. There is not enough info here.
Money owed is money owed. This should be filed on regardless of the member or scenario.
But I will say. It sometimes can be challenging to go toe to toe with management for a member who will just fold the second you walk away.
You have to be smart enough to know who you are dealing with and what they can handle. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize a members job.
Know your rights, be willing to fight and I will fight for you.