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shop steward

noun [C]
 
 
HR, WORKPLACE
a worker elected by the workers in a factory or business to represent them in discussions with the management. A shop steward is usually a member of a trade union: Fifty shop stewards met yesterday to approve a strike ballot.
(Definition of shop steward from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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