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Union Stewards

Q: What is a Union Steward?

A: A Union Steward is an ASE who has been designated by the union as a steward. A steward assists ASEs in understanding the provisions of the contract and also assists in grievance resolution. The union reports the names of designated stewards to the labor relations office.

Q: Does time spent as a union steward count toward the 220 hours worked per quarter?

A:A steward's time spent to meet with university representatives in processing a grievance (explained in Article 9) counts towards the 220 hour per quarter ASE workload. Union Rights- Article 27, Section 7.

An overview of the new UW-UAW contract provisions can be found on the UW Graduate School website.