Simple Definition of shop steward
: a member of a labor union in a factory or company who is elected by the other members to meet with the managers
Full Definition of shop steward
: a union member elected as the union representative of a shop or department in dealings with the management
First Known Use of shop steward
Legal Definition of shop steward
: a union member elected or appointed to serve as the representative of the union in a plant, department, or shop and charged mainly with negotiating the settlement of grievances of employees with employers, maintaining compliance with the collective bargaining agreement, recruiting new union members, and collecting union dues
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