Retired 21 years
Being a Steward isn't for everyone. I tried it for a few months but soon got tired of fighting everyones battles for them (I had enough of my own). It takes a special person ( a real glutton for punishment to be a good Steward). They are worth their weight in gold. Where I was the Stewards didn't have to pay dues and they also received a real fancy leather Teamsters jacket.I was asked by my BA a few years back to become one. Turned it down because I didn't feel I would be able to give the members the time they deserved.
My good friend is a steward. Not once has he been able to go on vacation and not get a couple calls from members he had to deal with.
Don't think my wife would be able to deal with that for long.