Steward Training

The Department of Education and Training Services provides or facilitates training for local lodge stewards. Local lodges interested in steward training should discuss training with the International representative who services their lodge.

When advisable, the Department of Education and Training Services coordinates with local lodges and International reps to schedule one- or two-day steward training seminars for one or more locals in a specific geographic area. These classes cover the basic skills and knowledge needed by stewards, including the steward’s responsibilities, how to interpret contract language, how to argue your position, “just-cause” for discipline, past practice grievances, Weingarten rights, keeping good records, when to file (and when not to file) unfair labor practice claims, sexual harassment grievances, and what to do when members are in conflict with each other. 

Stewards (and members who want to become stewards) should consider attending the Boilermakers Collective Bargaining Institutes.

Another source of good information is the Stewards Sourcebook on this Web site.

For more information on upcoming steward training opportunities, contact Lena Jones or Ryanne Metsker at the Boilermakers Department of Education and Training Services.

Upcoming Boilermakers Collective Bargaining Institutes and other educational opportunities from the International and from other sources are listed on the Boilermakers Education & Training Calendar.

Latest News

  • Locked out L-1626 Boilermakers picket Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill. Photo by pdamerica/flickr

    Lockout of L-1626 members enters second month

    Read More

  • Brandon Bittrick, L-169, works on the bottom section of an exhaust stack at the Holland Energy Park.. Photos by Marty Mulcahy, The Building Tradesman

    L-169 members help build CHP gas plant

    Read More

  • Boilermakers union wins eight ILCA awards

    Read More

  • Local 13 (Philadelphia) retiree and former lodge president Jim Delsordo, left, with a gemsbok taken in South Africa in 2007.

    L-13 retiree hunts big game

    Read More

  • Barry Dobrensky, left, and Mike Roxburgh stand alongside the 1917 Farquhar tractor they helped restore.

    L-359 members retube tractor, ‘steam donkey’

    Read More