shop steward

noun

Definition of shop steward

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

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First Known Use of shop steward

1904

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SHOP STEWARD Defined for English Language Learners

shop steward

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


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shop steward

noun

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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