SHOP STEWARDS ARE THE FACE OF UFCW LOCAL 1496
As union members, we are all responsible for advocating respect on the job and making sure we’ve got each other’s backs, but some UFCW members choose to take a more active role as stewards of our workplaces. Union stewards step up, either by election or appointment, to make sure when we reach agreements with employers, that they hold up their half of the bargain. They make sure their coworkers know what the benefits and policies the UFCW has worked out with the company are, and they welcome new members who may never have had the opportunity to be part of a union before. They also accompany coworkers at disciplinary meetings and find resolution to workplace issues as peers with management. It is important to know who the stewards are at your workplace so you know who to turn to if you have any questions or concerns. If you aren’t sure, you can call your local union office and they will help you find out who to talk to.
Duties of a Shop Steward Include:
* Greeting new members in the store.
* Being available to advise and assist members in your store.
* Attending Shop Steward meetings and functions.
* Advising Union Representatives of any new hires or problems in the store.
* Attending General Membership meetings.
* Supporting the policies, recommendations, and By-laws of the Local.
Carrs #520 (Northway Mall) – Deb Thorall
Carrs #1802 (Gambell) – Gail Fisher
Carrs #1805(Aurora Village) – Kim Totten/Felix Cabatay
Carrs #1807 (Eagle River) – John Witt* / Randy Phelps / Jerah Stemper
Carrs #1809 (Eastgate) – Larry Etukeok
Carrs #1812 (Jewel Lake) – None
Carrs #1813 (Huffman) – Monica Mathers / Dan Noblett*
Carrs #1817 (Muldoon) – Brian Hesson
Carrs #2628 (Abbott) – Dawn DeMallie / Debra Carrick/Ilsa Parra
Fred Meyer #11 (Northern Lights) – Kenneth Kellogg*
Fred Meyer #71 (Dimond) – Latham Perkins
Fred Meyer #656 (Southeast) – Tom Boots
Fred Meyer #18 (Muldoon) – None
Safeway Warehouse #6603 – Patricia Benson
Labor Trust Service – Tammy Fortin
Carrs #1811 (Wasilla) – Darlene Kofoid/Kayla White
Carrs #1814 (Palmer) – Linda Lolie / Sara Brock
Fred Meyer #653 (Wasilla) – None
Safeway #548 (Soldotna) – Lonnie McMilin* / Debbie Shearer
Safeway #1808 (Kenai) – Mindy Chamberlin / Brenda Klimpke*
Safeway #1832 (Homer) – Robert Webber */ Michael Morris
Safeway #2728 (Seward) –
Fairbanks Distributors – Patrick Kavanagh
Fred Meyer #224 (East) – Crystal Hockenberry
Fred Meyer #485 (West) –Casey Love / Charlene Esley
Safeway #2754 (University) – Richard Paul Crahan* /Julie Scully
Safeway #3410 (Bentley) – Jalanda Jordan/Selina Nihipali
Safeway #1821 (North Pole) – Heidi Bostic / Zenny Marlow
Safeway #1818 (Ketchikan) – Sally Spears / Ninette Waisenen
Safeway #1820 (Juneau) – John Henley
Tatsuda (Ketchikan) – Meghan Bird
Tongass (Ketchikan) – John Taggart*
Hammer & Wikan/Hardware (Petersburg) – Terry Falter
Hammer & Wikan/Grocery (Petersburg) – Joe Stewart
Trading Union (Petersburg) – Lyman Hudson
*Executive Board Member