Okay, I got ya. Are you going to be a "Working Board Member" or physically at the Union Hall? Depending on the size of the Local, and your By-Laws, it could be either,or both. Business Agents have their offices at the "Hall," and act as a "mediator" in "3rd Step" Grievances (prior to Arbitration), and assist in negotiating contracts. You'll also find yourself "babysitting" the cry-babies that don't want to work. That's where you have to be firm with them. Remind them of their obligations, and what the Union does for them. Keep me posted.