Basic Stewards training held
From June 26th to the 29th we held basic Stewards training locally in the training building. Most of our local
Stewards were in attendance. Among the topics we discussed were employee rights, formal meetings, Weingarten
meetings, investigatory interviews, master agreement training and other issues of importance to the local union.
This training should have better equipped our Stewards for serving your needs. Remember the local union Steward
is here to help and assist you in matters that concern the workplace feel free to contact them with your questions
and concerns they only desire to assist you. I would now like to speak to you briefly concerning investigations and
union representation. Every employee that is in the bargaining unit has a right to be represented by the union in
connection with investigations. It can be imperative to your lively hood that you exercise this right. When called in
connection with an investigation the agency can not even begin questioning an employee if that employee requests
representation until the union representative arrives on the scene. The common sense thing to do is to exercise your
rights. You will not be intimidated or harassed if you do. The union is here to help you so let it and call them when
you need to. Here is a list of Stewards and what department they are in. Call them with your concerns and put them
to work that is how they will learn and become union President some day.
Thomas W." "Custody
Smith C.Q. ""F/S
Austin J. ""Programs
I thank these fine people for caring enough to want to put their jobs on the line to make Atlanta a fair place to
work. I will try to keep them updated with what is going on in the union so that they can update you (the member).
Give them your support and encouragement. They will need that in order to get the job done. I am very proud of
our Stewards. My hat is off to them and I thank each and everyone of them for their hard work and support.