Look, I know what I am going to say is harsh. If the Union would come down on some of it's members who violate the contract & disregard or disrespect their fellow rank & file, & fine them or kick them out of the Union all together, maybe the brotherhood would close ranks a little & realize you are by yourself, or you really do believe in the union concept. Not an easy answer or subject, but when I worked many times I witnessed total disregard for the union rules & what is expected of a member. But, with 18% bothering to vote in the last General election for the Teamsters, that must leave 85% that don't give a dam. von.