Prepare for the 2018 Leadership Conference!
Calling all Shop Stewards and Workplace Leaders! The 2018 Leadership Conference (formerly known as the Steward Summit) is approaching. Learn more and sign up to attend!
ACTION NEEDED: Button up!
If you work in grocery, CCK, meat, or non-food, chances are that Unity Negotiations are going to positively affect your next contract. Make sure your members are buttoned up with one or more of our Unity buttons to show your support of each other and the team bargaining your contract! We will have a series of these buttons during the campaign.
Colleagues come to you
You build trust
with your colleagues and becoming someone who advocates for them at work.
You have a strong understanding
of and passion for building union power.
You find yourself focused
on listening to others and amplifying their voices.
to be able to make a difference.
What’s the difference between a Steward and a Workplace Leader?
A Shop Steward…
is a role with an additional layer of accountability. A Steward acts as the in-store union presence and receives additional federal protections for their official role. It is a position that is codified under law and is out in the open for everyone (including management) to see. A Steward is the equal of store management and can act as union representation in a Weingarten meeting.
A Workplace Leader...
has a range of different types of responsibilities. A leader can be a communicator on behalf of others, or someone very involved in union meetings and building power. Being a leader is what you make it. Workplace Leaders can remain leaders or can eventually become Stewards, depending on involvement, availability, and interest. Learn more about being a Workplace Leader.
Do they have copies of their contract?
If not, suggest that they fill out this form to get one.
Bring them to a member meeting
Whether they are new or not, there’s a Quarterly Meeting nearby to keep them informed and active.
Build power for the ABC
You know that the ABC allows us to pool our resources to take on big business. Does your workplace have active ABC members? If not, tell them about it!