Emilia Ortega is a Steward at the Aramark Laundry plant in Everett. When the plant Manager at Aramark tried to implement a new vacation policy Emilia took action. Emilia and her co-workers knew the union contract language that they bargained and that what the Manager was trying to do was a violation of their contract. They contacted their union and were able to stop the implementation of the new vacation policy and ensured the plant manager followed the contract. Strong Stewards like Emilia Ortega know it pays to know your contract.
A Steward is a union member like you who has been trained to enforce co workers’ rights in the workplace and speak out on union issues. If you are interested in becoming a Steward contact us online at UFCW21.org.