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shop steward

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
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • This chairman of the shop committee would be called the shop chairman.

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British Dictionary definitions for shop chairman

shop steward

a coworker elected by trade union members to represent them in discussions and negotiations with the management
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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