To educate Members about
the terms and conditions of their collective bargaining agreement and
answer questions about the collective bargaining agreement.
To enforce the collective
bargaining agreement with the Employer.
To require that Members
adhere to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
To monitor the use of
casual employees and new hires and to report to the Union hiring
practices that are not in accord with the rules and regulations of the
Union and the collective bargaining agreement.
To work directly with
their Business Agent regarding all grievances and disputes, including
the investigation and presentation of grievances and the direct
representation of Members who are subject to discipline or discharge.
When a Member refers a complaint or grievance to his/her Steward, he/she
shall accompany that Member into the office for adjustment. If the
parties fail to adjust the complaint or grievance, it shall be reduced
to writing and referred to the assigned Business Agent. Copies of the
written grievance shall be retained by both the Steward and Member. A
Business Agent who receives a grievance or a report of any contract
violation from a Steward shall reply as soon as possible, not to exceed
To post all official
communications from the Union and/or from the assigned Business Agent on
the appropriate Union Bulletin Board.
To report to Members the
activities of the Union-- General Membership meetings, Steward Meeting,
Seminars, Craft Meetings, Elections, Political Action Programs, etc.
To advise Members of the
services and opportunities provided by the Union, specifically those
which come directly from the collective bargaining agreement and those
that come from the Union-- Health and Welfare and Pension benefits,
Retiree Benefits, Dues Check-off, Sick Benefits, Teamster Scholarship,
To advise Members of their
obligations to the Union -- Payment of monthly dues, observance of
authorized picket lines, service to the Union in accord with the
Picketing/Organizing/Assessment Resolution, etc.
To endeavor at all times to
create favorable conditions and to maintain harmonious co-worker
relationships, but, when not possible, to resolve differences or
disputes between or among Members.
To at all times conduct
himself/herself in such a manner as to set a good example for the
Members they represent and all Members of the Union.