As a shop steward, you have the opportunity to advocate for workplace rights and represent your coworkers in meetings with management. Stewards play a key role in identifying workplace issues and enforcing the labor contract.
Shop stewards bring many different skills, talents, backgrounds and personalities to their work. Some stewards excel in management diplomacy, while others prefer assisting individual members. Some favor a more visible role, while others prefer to work behind-the-scenes. With their combined energy, enthusiasm and commitment, WPEA shop stewards are the foundation of a strong union.
Roles of a shop steward