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.

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Labor Union.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Do you agree with the chief union steward's position that letters of reprimand are almost always a critical component in documenting the work-related inadequacies of a full-time employee?
When a grievance is filed, the union assigns a union steward to represent the union's interests; similarly, the company assigns a first-level supervisor to represent the interests of the company.
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Smith worked for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation from 1969-1995, working as a Chief Shift Operator, Watch Electrician B and a Union steward for seven years.
A union steward shouted at me when I remonstrated with him when he claimed "nobody has died because of our strike".
"We therefore reject Unison''s claims of unfair treatment and believe that this industrial action, supported by a very small number of union members, is about securing preferential treatment for a union steward.
Unite union steward at Welsh Country Foods Jamie Pritchard said last night: "People are now worried for their jobs and their futures.
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Time will also be spent on such collective bargaining basics as employment rights protected by your contract, the job of the union steward and ways to use Professional Conference Committees and "Assignment Despite Objection" forms effectively.
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