District Council 1707, AFL-CIO

Shop Stewards Training

Shop Stewards are the eyes and ears of a union and in DC 1707, they make sure that the contract is enforced fairly.If there are problems, it is up to the Shop Steward to file a grievance or resolve the problems through other means.

Shop Stewards are important to the daily operations of the union. They are sensitive individuals who care deeply for their co-workers. They are usually the first people to learn of a member’s grievance. They take time out of their busy schedules to attend union meetings, to study their contract so they are skilled at interpreting it and to meet with union staff.

Shop Stewards undergo many hours of rigorous training. They are knowledgeable and experienced in working conditions, job descriptions, safety and health concerns, salary classifications and the benefit package.

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