Stewards are CREA members elected from each division or office to serve two-year terms. Each division or office is entitled to at least one steward. The maximum number of stewards will be determined by the President and Vice President of policy and dispute resolution with the consent of the Board of Governor (BOG). Stewards are the front line communicators for the union, assisting in the day-to-day administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Steward duties are formally laid out in the Constitution. Stewards will receive and process the grievances of bargaining unit members in their division or office, unless another representative is appointed. Three stewards are appointed to the Grievance Committee for a one-year term by the President (with the BOG’s consent).
The CBA provides that a steward will be granted a reasonable amount of official time.