Become a Departmental Steward
Stewards are the backbone of the union and the first point of contact for members when something goes wrong. You may find that serving as a “departmental steward” provides the best way for you to get involved. Anyone can learn how to advocate for and represent their fellow members! Departmental stewards receive workplace grievance training—8 hrs spread over two days, offered several times a year— so they can best serve their comrades at work, handling potential grievances that arise. The time commitment for this role is variable, depending on how many grievances are active. They are encouraged but not required to attend Assembly of Steward meetings as non-voting members. Contact us for more information.
Join the Assembly as a Member or as an Elected Steward
The GSOC Assembly of Stewards (AoS) is made up of both elected and un-elected members of the bargaining unit. It is the locus for contract enforcement, as well as the chief legislative body of GSOC, where we meet to debate and decide on key policies and initiatives for the unit.
The AoS meets once a month and is eager to include rank and file members in the proceedings. We hope you’ll join us and add your voice to the debate!
Voting members of the AoS are composed of elected Stewards. Elections for open seats occur at least annually in the spring, and open seats may be filled on an interim basis throughout the year. Contact us if you’re interested in learning more!
Serve on the Local 2110 Joint Council
The GSOC gets several representatives on the Local Union’s governing body, the Joint Council. Elections occur in the Spring for year-long terms, with interim/vacancy elections in the Fall as needed. Commitment is far less than serving as a Steward, with regular meetings six times a year. Consider representing us at this assembly of representatives from the 25+ other shops in our Local!