shop steward

noun

Definition of shop steward

  1. :  a union member elected as the union representative of a shop or department in dealings with the management

1904

First Known Use of shop steward

1904


SHOP STEWARD Defined for English Language Learners

shop steward

noun

Definition of shop steward for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a labor union in a factory or company who is elected by the other members to meet with the managers


Law Dictionary

shop steward

noun

Legal Definition of shop steward

  1. :  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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