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  1. union representative(noun)

    a representative for a labor union


  1. Union representative

    A union representative, union steward, or shop steward is an employee of an organization or company who represents and defends the interests of her/his fellow employees but who is also a labor union official. Rank-and-file members of the union hold this position voluntarily while maintaining their role as an employee of the firm. As a result, the union steward becomes a significant link and conduit of information between the union leadership and rank-and-file workers. The duties of a union steward vary according to each labor union's constitutional mandate for the position. In general, most union stewards perform the following functions: Monitor and enforce the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement to ensure both the firm and union worker are not violating the terms of the agreement. Ensure that the firm is in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Represent and defend fellow workers whom the firm believes violated company policy or the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement, often through the grievance process.

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