UNITE HERE Local 5 Shop Steward Commitment (Jan. 2021)
If appointed by the Executive Board, I hereby agree to accept the duties and obligations for the Shop Steward Position of At-Large.
I understand that the Executive Board will exercise its discretion in filling vacant Shop Steward positions, giving consideration to member support expressed through petition, record of participation in union programs, and recommendations from the local union staff. Local 5 will ascertain membership support by means of email and/or text petition.
Local 5’s Bylaws, Article X, and the policies of the Executive Board have set the following responsibilities for Shop Stewards:
- Serve as the first line of assistance in matters of contract interpretation, disputes with management and other work related matters, as well as be the first in line of communication between the Union and the members regarding work related issues;
- Assist the Staff representative in gathering facts in any grievance or dispute;
- Attend all meetings called by the Union;
- Actively participate in Organizing Committee meetings, programs and actions, as a Committee member;
I also understand that maintaining union dues status as an active member in good standing, including back dues, is required for shop stewards.
I HEREBY AGREE TO FULFILL THE RESPONSIBILITIES SET FORTH BY THE EXECUTIVE BOARD.