Article VII - Stewards

SECTION 1. SELECTION METHOD

A.  Stewards shall be appointed and removed by the president, with the approval of the board of directors.

SECTION 2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF STEWARDS SHALL BE TO:

A.  Police the collective bargaining agreement and make certain that violations are challenged.

B.  Investigate and file grievances.

C.  Maintain liaison between members and board of directors.

D.  Maintain liaison with Grievance committee and process higher step grievances as directed.

E.  Refer employees with civil service and other problems to appropriate committees.

F.  Aid in the further development of the membership program.

G.  Distribute and/or post MOSES literature.

H.  Attend educational classes held by the Grievance committee.

I.  Stewards attending a regular or special membership meeting shall be reimbursed mileage expenses to attend said meeting.  The reimbursement rate shall be equal to the rate of the contract with the commonwealth.