This page is for Stewards and those who inspire to be Stewards. Are you ready to help make the positive changes everyone deserves?
Being a Steward is a thankless job. That being said, as a Steward, you are the back bone of our union. You are the one that has the authority to hold management accountable to upholding the contract.
Electronic Grievance System
Are you ready to get started with Electronically filing grievances?
If so, learn the basics of Electronic Grievance Filing here.
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Employers sometimes assert that the only function of a steward at an investigatory interview is to observe the discussion; in other words, to be a silent witness. This is incorrect. The steward must be allowed to advise and assist the employee in presenting the facts. When the steward arrives at the meeting:
- The supervisor or manager must inform the steward of the subject matter of the interview: in other words, the type of misconduct being investigated.
- The steward must be allowed to have a private meeting with the employee before questioning begins.
- The steward can speak during the interview, but cannot insist that the interview be ended.199
- The steward can object to a confusing question and can request that the question be clarified so that the employee understands what is being asked.
- The steward can advise the employee not to answer questions that are abusive, misleading, badgering, or harassing.
- When the questioning ends, the steward can provide information to justify the employee’s conduct.