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Stewards make our union stronger

Our union stewards are critical to the success of UFCW Local 455.

A Voice for Those Who Don't Have a Voice

Stewards are the backbone of an effective union; They reach out to new members and help educate them on their rights. UFCW Local 455 stewards serve as a bridge between elected union leadership and workers on the job. They listen to co-workers and provide a confidential way for members to bring forward their ideas and concerns.

Steward Responsibilities.

A Steward must be a leader and mentor in their workplace and have earned the respect of their fellow co-workers and management. A Steward must truly value the benefits of their union job and always strive to protect those benefits. But most importantly, it is a steward’s job to inspire, lead and build a sense of unity and solidarity among the wide range of workers in our union.

Attend Meetings

Attending rallies, marches and other events organized by our union.


Informing co-workers about our union’s political and community work and how to be more involved.


Reporting a problem or a possible contract violation to union representatives.


Answer member’s calls and questions.


Represent workers during closed-door sessions with management when Weingarten Rights are envoked.

Get Involved

Volunteer to help our local union with organizing campaigns. This may include talking to unorganized workers about why our union matters.

Our Stewards

Our stewards are the union’s first line of defense for our members’ rights on the job.

If you are one of our Stewards and would like to be featured on this page, let us know here!

How do you become a Steward?

Each Store/Plant is entitled to a certain number of Stewards. Your store may have one steward, others might have two or three depending on what is agreed upon in your CBA.

If you are interested in becoming a Union Steward and playing a more active role in your union membership, contact your Union Representative. We’ll let you know if an opening is available for your store/plant and get you started on next steps.

If a position is available, here is a general guideline we use to determine Steward readiness:

  • Must be a Union member.
  • Must have a strong voice for union-activism.
  • Must be willing to engage/volunteer in union activity.
  • Has a willingness to help others before themselves.
  • Has determination to do what is just and fair.
  • Willingness to read and understand your CBA and be able to interpret its meaning to others.
  • Dedication and respect towards all Union Officers and Staff.
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