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    2023 Stewards Conference Information  

    We are excited to announce that the 2023 Steward Conference will be held on March 19-21 and we are heading back to the sweetest place on Earth- Hershey, PA!   The conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge (325 University Dr. Hershey, PA).   Your lodging and meals will be covered.   

    Our conference brings together hundreds of our Union Stewards from all over the Local for 2 days of educational workshops!   This conference is a great way to meet folks from different industries who are doing similar work to you and face similar challenges.  We encourage you to attend! 

    Here's a short breakdown of each day:
    Sunday- Travel Day
    Monday- Sessions all day 
    Tuesday- Sessions until 3 PM then travel home 

    In order to help us plan for the event, please complete the survey below.  Please note that this is not your official RSVP (which will come later).   More details to follow as we get closer.

    2023 Stewards Conference Survey

    Good Stewards – the backbone of Local 1776 KS and all effective unions
    *If you are a Local 1776 KS Steward, log-in to our website for important documents and useful information 
    Good Stewards are the backbone of an effective union.  They reach out to new members and help educate them on their rights.  They serve as a bridge between elected union leadership and workers on the job.  They listen to co-workers and provide a welcoming, confidential way for members to raise their ideas and concerns.
    Most importantly, a Steward inspires, leads and builds a sense of unity and solidarity among the wide range of the 33,000 workers in our union.

    All union members have a right to have their Steward present with them during meetings that they feel might be disciplinary in nature.  In 1975, in the case National Labor Relations Board vs. J. Weingarten, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of employees to have union representation present with them during investigatory interviews.  Since that case involved a clerk being investigated by the Weingarten Company, these rights have become known as “Weingarten rights.” 

    If a union member is called into a meeting with a manager and starts to feel nervous that things might take a disciplinary turn, the member has the right to stop the meeting and request the meeting be resumed when his or her Union Steward is present.

    Steward's Handbook

    Are you a steward or thinking about becoming one?  Check out the handbook below for more information on how to become an effective steward within your worksite:

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