Shop Stewards

The job of a steward is one of the most challenging, most rewarding and most important jobs in our union. That’s because you are on the front lines of our fight to develop a strong, active union in the workplace — one that can make a real difference in the lives of our members.

Stewards have an enormous impact on our members’ faith and belief in the union. The steward is the one union person our members see every day when they go to work. You have the power to energize and mobilize the source of our union’s strength: the membership.

The steward takes on a number of roles in the union: You provide leadership in the workplace; you organize co-workers to take collective action; you communicate with workers, union leaders and management; and you represent members. By performing these steward tasks, you will earn the confidence and respect of your co-workers. This will allow you to carry out your primary responsibility: to reach out to our members and encourage them to become active, involved participants in their union. A strong union is better able to protect workers’ rights and fight for improvements in wages, hours, working conditions and quality of life on the job. Take great pride in being a Local 372 steward. We know you are up to the challenge.

Please contact your union representative regarding how to become a Local 372 Shop Steward.

AFSCME Shop Streward Handbook

Handling Grievances

Training Videos

Representing Co-Workers


Local 372 Bulletin Board Materials