Shop Steward

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Shop Steward

A Labor Union official elected to represent members in a plant or particular department. The shop steward's duties include collection of dues, recruitment of new members, and initial negotiations for settlement of grievances.


Labor Union.

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"Management does not and shall never condone the entitlement attitude of some staff members, including union shop stewards that they deserve to get certain positions without the requisite qualifications, experience and skills."
Interview, Mizael Bizzotto, IKA-Renault shop steward, Cordoba, August 15, 1989.
In the hierarchy of union activity, the person above the shop steward in any particular work setting is known by one of a variety of names, most often "business agent," chapter chairman," or "union representative." He or she is usually a paid employee of the union, covers many worksites and is responsible for the second level of grievance procedure handling and contract enforcement.
The shop steward called a meeting asking for a vote.
His colleague and fellow Unite shop steward Ray Lonsdale, is waiting to go into Gobowen's orthopaedic hospital at Oswestry for an operation on his back.
An investigation into GMB shop steward William Copland was launched last week by Greater Glasgow NHS Trust.
Butch Traylor, a UPS shop steward from Valdosta, Georgia, agreed.
The shop steward role is gendered so that union activism could likely have very different consequences for women and men: men tended to get promoted as a result of trade union activism, while women were denied promotion as a result of it (p.
GMB union shop steward Alex Logan was pleased with the preferred bidder.
Building union Ucatt's Midlasnds organiser from 1980, he was a shop steward on Bryant Estate sites in the region and fought to abolish the "lump" casual labour system rife in the construction industry.
Unison shop steward Mr Jones aged 41, is now waiting for a phone call to see if he can be rehoused in rented accommodation.