Steward Training Info:

Council 2 offers two types of steward training: Basic and Advanced

THE BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM is designed to help the steward develop some of the basic technical skills to help him or her become an effective union representative.  Participants will be given a copy of the updated AFSCME Steward Handbook.

These topics will be covered:

  • Structure of the union 
  • Steward roles and responsibilities
  • Knowing and using the contract 
  • Duty of Fair Representation
  • Weingarten Rights 
  • Processing a grievance, which includes: identifying, investigating, documenting, preparing and writing a grievance. 

THE ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM is designed to help the steward develop advanced level technical skills to help him or her become an effective union representative.  Participants will be given a copy of the updated AFSCME Steward Handbook.
 

Note: Advanced classes are for those who have taken the basic class in a prior year and have held the office for a year following the class.

These topics will be covered:

  • Advanced Grievance Handling Techniques
  • Defining “Just Cause”
  • What is an Unfair Labor Practice?
  • Different Approaches to Problem Solving

“The job of a steward is the most challenging, most rewarding and most important job in our union. That’s because you are on the front lines of our fight to protect our members’ rights and bring fair and decent treatment to the workplace.” — Former AFSCME President Gerald McEntee and former Secretary-Treasurer William Lucy

Steward Training Events:

‚ÄčTraining signups will be available once notices have been mailed out. Please check back later if you do not see a training session in your area. 

Library Employee Focused Steward Training

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The next Library employee-focused steward training will be at the Hilton Seattle ... Read More