Stewards

SEIU Steward’s Manual

» Your Role As Steward: The Basics
Get the basics about what you need as a steward, what your protections and duties are, and how to welcome new workers to the job.

» Talking to Your Co-Workers
The how-to of explaining SEIU and how we work as a union, explaining our dues system, and what a difference the union makes.

» Problem-Solving 101
What do you do when confronted with a problem. This section teaches how to identify problems, what you have a right-to-know as steward, how to analyze the problem, and working with management to resolve issues quickly.

» Your Role As Steward: In-Depth
So, you’ve got a dispute in your workplace that’s not going away easily. Stewards wear many hats, and have lots of tools at their disposal to resolve issues short of filing formal grievances.

» Disputes and Grievances: Rights, Procedures and Best Practices
For the occasions when meetings between management and a member can lead to discipline or a grievance, read the step-by-step of the members’ (and your) rights, and how to formally craft grievances to reach the right resolution for workers.

» Glossary and Bibliography
Read about SEIU’s terminology and supporting information to find out more.

Additional Resources:

The Role of a Steward: As front-line leaders at the worksite, SEIU stewards are required to wear many hats. They are problem solvers, educators, and communicators. And, most importantly, they are organizers.  Local 221 stewards can rely on The SEIU Stewards Manual for reference in solving tough work place problems.

Please fill out this Steward Intake Form and send it to the Local anytime you represent  or advise a coworker.

Steward’s Training
Learn the elements of organizing, the grievance procedure, your Weingarten Rights, how to solve tough problems and effectively communicate with Management.  Please sign up with your Worksite Organizer, an existing Steward, or simply call the Local 221 office and say, “I would like to sign up for Steward Training.”

Steward’s Council
The Steward’s Council meets the second Thursday of even months from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Please RSVP to your Worksite Organizer or contact the Local 221 office for more information.
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Looking for your Steward?

You can find your Steward by calling the Local 221 office.

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