As front-line leaders at the worksite, SEIU stewards are required to wear many hats. They are problem solvers, educators, and communicators. And, most importantly, they are organizers.
We will be updating this page with a number of resources to help stewards better represent their co-workers on the job. Here are some of the most important documents for worksite leaders:
- State Worker Contract – 2010 Alliance Contract
- 2011 State Worker Contract Agreement – 2011 Contract MOU
- Private Sector Human Services – Look up by agency
- State Workers: Printable Grievance Form - Editable Grievance Form*
- Private Sector Human Services (not for MSPCC or Guidewire) – Printable Form – Editable Form*
- Agency Specific Forms: Guidewire Grievance Form
* – Editable Grievance Forms must still be printed and signed
One of the most important rights that workers have as a member of a union is called Weingarten Rights. These rights state that if you are brought into a disciplinary or investigatory meeting or interview, you have the right to have a representative from the union present. Print out or right down this statement and remember it to protect your rights on the job:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at this meeting.
Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion.
- The Steward’s Book – an online handbook for stewards