Before retiring I was a union member also.. I obeyed the rules so far as was morally correct. When the company illegally tried to ship me out of state,the union would not protect me. Instead they threatened me with little representation in the future. I refused to go and in the end I did not go. What I did was notify the union that a Supreme Court decision in 1984 allowed union members to sue their union if they are not properly represented. ASIDE; The unions must be the storm troopers of of the future??? Prophesies, end of times.