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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He quickly became involved in his union -- the Distillery Workers Local 42 -- and was elected by his co-workers to be their union steward.
Weingarten rights protect employees by allowing a union steward to be present when the agency considers adverse action against an employee.
Flanagan worked 40 years as a lineman and held a union steward position at Verizon before retiring in 1999.
A union steward shouted at me when I remonstrated with him when he claimed "nobody has died because of our strike".
TEHRAN (FNA)- A union steward was killed in a clash with police at an Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mine in South Africa, where workers were holding a strike to press for higher wages, the company said on Saturday.
Unite union steward at Welsh Country Foods Jamie Pritchard said last night: "People are now worried for their jobs and their futures.
As a son of a union steward, I was focused on two things: pensions and working conditions.
For a CEO, he has the power of the board of directors, a plant superintendent has the power of the plant Manager behind him, and a union steward has the power of the union contract behind him.
He's not one to keep friends close and enemies closer - if you're against him then hell hath no fury like the former Clydeside shipyard union steward.
We try to keep an open door policy and communicate with the union steward and employees," she said.
THE Levity cartoon in The Journal of May 7, witty and enjoyable as it is, tends to give readers the unfounded impression that recently-elected Labour councillors will continue to be pseudo-communists, akin to the late Ron Todd who was trade union steward in Ford Motor Company in Dagenham and Arthur Scargill who was general secretary of the NUM.
Mr Cunningham, who joined Rolls-Royce as an engineer in the 1960s and became a union steward there, said: "I will continue to bang the drum for Rolls-Royce Ansty who are dear to my heart and are also dear to the hearts of my constituents in Coventry.
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