from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A union member elected to represent coworkers in dealings with management.

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  • n. A local member of a trade union elected to represent his fellow workers in discussions with the management at a workplace.

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  • n. a union member who is elected to represent fellow workers in negotiating with management


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  • Most of his Communist life's been as a shop steward and unionist in the Scottish coalfields.

    Noble House

  • He was a big beefy Yorkshireman, florid, with pale blue eyes, an ex-coal miner and shop steward with important friends in the Labour Party and Trades Union Council.

    Noble House


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