What is my role in the Union?

May 11, 2018 at 11:30am

Rank-and-file members are the backbone of any Union and your voice is important. Your role in the Union is to be active and aware.

  • At work, keep an eye out for health & safety hazards and violations of your collective agreement.
  • Speak to your co-workers about Union matters and attend Union meetings.
  • Run for Steward positions, become a Health & Safety Certified Member, or even run for the Local Union Executive Board.
  • Remain united during difficult times such as during bargaining or a strike.
  • Submit proposals when it comes time to negotiate a renewal agreement.
  • Always come to cast your vote at any ratification meetings; and,
  • Support other Unionized workers on strike and Shop Union whenever you can.