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03/03/03
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT "The Key to Becoming a Successful Steward" at the bottom of this page and the "Update for Stewards" on our Knowledge is Power page.

Help for Stewards is copied from "Pocket Guide for Stewards" published by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers. If you, as a steward, don't have a copy contact one of your lodge officers about getting one.

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Congratulations, Steward! You are the chief architect of the union in your plant, the protector of the union contract, the director of communications between each individual worker in your department and the management of your facility, and between the workers you represent and your union.

That's a big job! But don't let it scare you! If you are a new steward, you can't possibly know all the angles by magic. You can't possibly know all the things this manual says you must know. Not right away, and not all at once. If you are a new steward, you will learn them, gradually, through experience. So don't get frightened, but take the job in your stride! But even if you're pretty confident and an old hand at the game, it won't hurt to refresh yourself a bit. Perhaps you'll get a new idea while reading this manual which will come in handy in a pinch. Reading a pamphlet or going to a stewards' class won't do the job for you, but it may help you to do it better. 

LET'S HAVE AN ON-LINE TRAINING SESSION.
(THIS PAGE, IN NO WAY, IS MEANT TO REPLACE STEWARDS SCHOOL. IF YOUR INTERESTED IN HAVING A STEWARDS SCHOOL CONTACT YOUR
 BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE FOR DETAILS.)

 IF THIS HELPS WITH YOUR JOB AS A STEWARD, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, Milt Jenkins

STEWARD HELP, PAGE 2

 

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NEED FOR STEWARDS.


BUILDING A STRONG UNION.
PUT LIFE INTO THE CONTRACT.


KNOW YOUR CONTRACT.
HOW STEWARDS CAN HELP
 BUILD THEIR UNION.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
THE STEWARD AS A NEGOTIATOR.


THE STEWARD AS A LEADER.


THE STEWARD AS AN EDUCATOR.


THE STEWARD AS A COMMUNICATOR.


THE STEWARD AS AN ORGANIZER.


THE STEWARD AS A POLITICAL ACTIVIST.


MEET THE NEW HIRE ON THE FIRST DAY.


BE PROFESSIONAL AND FAIR.
TALK UNION.
MAKING MEMBERS "100 PER CENTERS."


DUES--LIFE BLOOD OF THE UNION.
KNOW THE WORKERS IN YOUR DEPARTMENT.
KEEP THE MEMBERS INFORMED.


MEET PROBLEMS BEFORE THEY
BECOME GRIEVANCES.
KEEP A UNITED UNION FRONT.
BE A GOOD LISTENER.
GOOD RELATIONS WITH YOUR SUPERVISOR.


GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES--TIPS ON RELATIONS WITH MANAGEMENT.
HANDLING OF GRIEVANCES.
ABIDE BY CONTRACT RULES.


GET ALL THE FACTS.
IS IT A JUST GRIEVANCE.


WRITE IT DOWN.


GO TO THE SUPERVISOR.
USE A POSITIVE FRIENDLY APPROACH.
BE A GOOD LISTENER AND DISAGREE AMIABLY.
NO EMPTY THREATS.


TRY TO SETTLE FIRST STEP.
STICK TO THE FACTS AND
STICK TO THE POINTS.
INSIST ON RETROACTIVE AGREEMENTS.


GET TO THE ROOTS FROM
WHICH GRIEVANCES GROW.
EDUCATE THE SUPERVISOR.
THE CONTRACT IS YOUR CONSTITUTION.
WHEN STRIKES OCCUR.


LABOR LEGISLATION A STEWARD
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT.
MACHINISTS NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL LEAGUE.
ABOUT OUR NUMBER ONE JOB-- ORGANIZING.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Key

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