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.
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.