Definition of Shop steward

1. Noun. A union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management.

Exact synonyms: Steward
Generic synonyms: Union Representative
Derivative terms: Stewardship



Definition of Shop steward

1. Noun. A local member of a trade union elected to represent his fellow workers in discussions with the management at a workplace. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shop Steward

shop at
shop bell
shop boy
shop clerk
shop floor
shop girl
shop keeper
shop mechanic
shop right
shop steal
shop stealer
shop stealers
shop steward (current term)
shop stewards
shop talk
shop time
shop typhus
shop window
shopaholic
shopaholics
shopaholism
shopboard
shopboards
shopbook
shopbooks
shopboy
shopboys

Literary usage of Shop steward

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Selected Articles on Modern Industrial Movements by Daniel Bloomfield (1919)
"The Bitter Struggle At the present time the struggle between the Trade Unions and the shop steward Committees is very bitter. The Trade Union officials are ..."

2. Selected Articles on Modern Industrial Movements by Daniel Bloomfield (1919)
"Lloyd George's speech in the House of Commons on "Labor unrest," condemned the shop steward movement very strongly, declaring that it was a "sedulous ..."

3. What's what in the Labor Movement: A Dictionary of Labor Affairs and Labor by Waldo Ralph Browne (1921)
"See shop steward. Shop Meeting. An informal assembly at regular intervals ... shop steward. In many British and American trades, it has long been the custom ..."

4. Economic Democracy by Clifford Hugh Douglas (1920)
"... and effective demand— Productive system technically adequate—Decentralized control—The shop steward system—A means, not an end—A labor fallacy. ..."

5. The Labor Situation in Great Britain and France by National Civic Federation, Commission on foreign inquiry (1919)
"THE British shop steward movement, mainly in its beginnings a war-time schism from regular trade unionism, and later a thrust toward nationalizing and ..."

6. The Labor Situation in Great Britain and France by National Civic Federation, Commission on foreign inquiry (1919)
"THE British shop steward movement, mainly in its beginnings a war-time schism from regular trade unionism, and later a thrust toward nationalizing and ..."

7. Management and Men: A Record of New Steps in Industrial Relations by Meyer Bloomfield (1919)
"(2) If the Department shop steward thinks the complaint requires attention, he will send for, or "etch, the Convenor of shop stewards, who, when possible, ..."

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