shop steward


noun

a unionized employee elected to represent a shop, department, or the like, in dealings with an employer.

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Also called committeeman, shop chairman.

Origin of shop steward

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for shop chairman

shop steward

noun

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