In many work locations, Local 1546 has trained one of your co-workers and fellow union members to act as a liaison between you and your employer, or you and your union Representative.
Your Union Steward knows your contract, understands its language, and knows the proper procedures to follow regarding discipline and the filing of grievances. He or she stays informed about ongoing negotiations, work actions, and other union activities.
Your Steward often serves as a captain or team leader for fundraising projects or other union sponsored events.
And, your Steward is kept aware of available union benefits and upcoming union meetings and events.