shop steward
noun Date: 1904 a union member elected as the union representative of a shop or department in dealings with the management

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shop steward — shop stew·ard n: 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… …   Law dictionary

  • shop steward — ➔ steward * * * shop steward UK US noun [C] HR, WORKPLACE ► a worker elected by the workers in a factory or business to represent them in discussions with the management. A shop steward is usually a member of a trade union: »Fifty shop stewards… …   Financial and business terms

  • shop steward — shop stewards N COUNT A shop steward is a trade union member who is elected by the other members in a factory or office to speak for them at official meetings. [BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • shop steward — n. a person elected by co workers in a union shop to represent them in dealing with the employer …   English World dictionary

  • shop steward — n a worker who is elected by members of a ↑trade union in a factory or other business to represent them in dealing with managers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shop steward — noun count a worker who represents other workers in a particular union in meetings with managers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shop steward — ► NOUN ▪ a person elected by workers in a factory to represent them in dealings with management …   English terms dictionary

  • shop steward — noun a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management • Syn: ↑steward • Derivationally related forms: ↑stewardship (for: ↑steward) • Hypernyms: ↑union representative …   Useful english dictionary

  • shop steward — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shop steward : singular shop steward plural shop stewards a worker who represents other workers in a particular union in meetings with managers …   English dictionary

  • shop steward — noun Shop steward is used after these nouns: ↑union …   Collocations dictionary

  • shop steward — An employee of a firm, who works in a factory or office and is the representative of a trade union. The shop steward is responsible for negotiating with the employers on behalf of the other members of the same union in the factory or office …   Big dictionary of business and management

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