Mandatory Steward Training

All Public Sector stewards are required to attend a mandatory training facilitated by Lavonne Ritter, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services.

The training sessions will be offered on three Saturdays, March 30, April 6 and April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The training is intended to provide stewards with a comprehensive overview of rights, duties and responsibilities. All stewards must attend one of these sessions. Attendance will be taken.

Please contact your Chief Steward or Staff Representative to confirm your attendance. Space is limited and classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Ritter has been with FMCS for 24 years, and played a key role in the Southern Nevada Labor Alliance, a partnership involving Bechtel Nevada Corporation and the Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council. She has been working in Nevada since 1996. Prior to that she worked for FMCS in Orange County, CA. She also spent nine years as a private sector management advocate in the collective-bargaining/human resources arena and as a union advocate in the public sector.

She has a bachelor of science in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.

The training will include the following:

  • Overview of Steward Rights
  • Steward Duties
  • Weingarten Rights
  • Manager and Supervisor Rights
  • Duty of Fair Representation
  • Components of the Labor Agreement
  • Past Practices
  • Definition and Purpose of Grievances
  • What Is/What Isn’t a Grievance
  • Grievance Investigation — checklist and guide
  • Preparing Grievances

See you there!

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