There are 3 steps to becoming a shop steward
Find out more: contact current stewards, local staff and get more information about what stewards do, responsibilities of stewards and role in the union.
Get the support of your coworkers: circulate and gather signatures on the steward petition, which outlines your commitment to your coworkers as a steward. Gather at least 1 page of signatures from other members of Local 483 and turn it in to the union office.
Begin acting as a steward: Start to attend steward meetings every 3rd Tues of the month at 4:30-5:30pm at the Laborers Training Center at 17230 NE Sacramento St., Portland, OR. Attend steward trainings – check the calendar for this month’s training. Begin to work with your coworkers to stand up for their rights at work.