Outside of handling workplace accidents, the shop steward plays a role in providing information to union leadership, organizing meetings and welcoming new employees.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Workers World Today) – Keeping a pack safe in the workplace first starts with the shop steward – a construction site’s go-to person for job protection. Often referred to as a company’s first line of defense, a shop steward helps those who are injured on the job receive medical care and compensation. During the […]
Through unions, workers have the opportunity to receive health insurance, job security, paid vacation, sick time and legal services/advice. Without the aid of unions, employees are sometimes subjugated to abusive work tactics.
By Tatyana Bellamy Walker, Special to Workers World Today When hyperlocal new sites DNAinfo.com and the Gothamist joined the Writers Guild of America, East, their CEO, Joe Ricketts, retaliated by shuttering the company. Nearly a week before firing more than 150 employees, Ricketts penned a blog post, “Why I’m against Unions at the Businesses […]