Definitions for "Union Steward"
A worker who is both an employee and a union representative.
On-site union offical. The steward is elected by his or her co-workers to oversee that particular union's work in the facility. Stewards are responsible for resolving disputes over the union jurisdiction, handling grievances, and ensuring that the term specified in the union contract are complied with. Sometimes called "committeeman."
On-site union official; union official who will represent the union workers in relation to the terms of the agreements.