For steward questions:

Please email or call (612) 293-8009

Know Your Rights in the Workplace

Click here for an article explaining your rights in the workplace

I need help! Whom do I call?

First call (612)293-8009. I’ll put you in touch with one of our shop stewards.

What is a steward?

A steward is a co-worker and union member who has been trained to assist employees in solving workplace problems and to enforce and protect the contract. Our stewards provide representation when employees need assistance. When your coworkers are acting on behalf of the union in a steward capacity, they have special recognition provided by our contract. They are on equal footing with management.

Use your steward as a resource

If you have questions about work rules, a workplace situation or union activities, consult with your union steward. If she/he doesn’t know the answer, they will find it for you. The strength of any union depends on having a large, active, and educated membership. Stewards play a key role in achieving all these goals. As the number of educated members grows, so does the amount of influence we can exert on the University in order to effect positive change.

If you are interested in becoming a steward, call our Chief Steward at (612)293-8009 or email them at