The stewards of a local play a vital role in the success of a union. They are members who make a conscious choice to stand up and be a leader amongst their peers. The duties of all Local 3310 Job Stewards are broadly defined in ARTICLE XII, section H of the Local’s By-laws and they read as follows.
(H) Duties of the Local Job Stewards:
- The Local Stewards shall work under the direction of the Local President and/or Executive Board and shall perform such duties as assigned by the Local President, the Executive Board and/or the Local membership.
- The Local shall have as many stewards as may be appointed by the Local Executive Board with approval of the Local membership.
- They shall be required to attend appropriate training schools and participate in all Union programs
Job Stewards are charged with many important responsibilities. One of which, is to a be an advocate for their fellow members in situations that may affect a member’s personal working conditions, such as an investigatory meeting with management. It must be noted that it is not the Company’s responsibility to provide a member with a representative unless the member asks for one.