Things You Should Have

You and your chief steward or union representative should check out your materials to make sure you have everything you need. Here are some possibilities:

A list of the workers you serve as steward, including name, address, telephone number, email address, job title, and shift schedule.

  • A seniority list of your workers (if applicable).
  • The contract and any side letters.
  • Local union constitution and bylaws.
  • Management's personnel manual, if there is one (or any other employer policies in printed form). Civil service rules (if applicable).
  • An organization chart of managers and supervisors.
  • Organizing materials for new members, including authorization cards, copies of the contract, your union's Web site and email address, and your union' s constitution and bylaws.
  • Grievance investigation forms.
  • COPE (political action) materials.
  • You probably know the different occupations in your unit, but if not, you'll need some job descriptions.





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