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shop steward

noun
1.
a unionized employee elected to represent a shop, department, or the like, in dealings with an employer.
Also called committeeman, shop chairman.
Origin of shop steward
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • Torkleson was waiting to see the shop steward when he came in next morning.

    Meeting of the Board Alan Edward Nourse
  • Of course Bailey, the shop steward, would take his usual delight in bringing that up.

    Meeting of the Board Alan Edward Nourse
  • The shop steward was a goad, annoying, perhaps even infuriating, but tolerable.

    Meeting of the Board Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for shop steward

shop steward

noun
1.
a coworker elected by trade union members to represent them in discussions and negotiations with the management
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