FREE WEBINAR SERIES: Become a Union Steward!

AFSCME Council 13’s Education & Resources Department is hosting a three-part webinar series on becoming a union steward! Webinars will take place on September 15, 16, and 17 at 6:00-8:00 PM each day.  This is a members-only training. 

Participants MUST commit to attending all three sessions to become a certified Steward but can still participate in individual classes for sharpening skills!


Please see details below for webinar dates, times, and descriptions. 

Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00-8:00 PM 

The first part of this series will serve as an introduction to the various roles and responsibilities of a union steward and important member rights called Weingarten Rights. We will also cover how to read and understand a local union contract or bargaining agreement as the basis for writing formal grievances. 

Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00-8:00 PM 

The second portion of this series will include discussion on the difference between a gripe and a grievance, the five steps involved in handling a grievance, and the important questions to ask when gathering information to put together a potential grievance. This day will focus on how to have hard conversations, interviewing potential grievants and witnesses, and how to use the Grievance Fact Sheet. 

Thursday, September 17 at 6:00-8:00 PM 

The Become a Union Steward series will wrap up with instruction on preparing and executing your presentation to be able to argue grievances. This final webinar will also cover what to expect during a pre-disciplinary conference (PDC) where a steward may be asked to provide representation for fellow union members.