Steward's Schools Continue
A training class for new Union Stewards was held at the Loveland Community House & Museum in Dixon, IL on December 1st, 2021. The class (which is usually held at the Local 15 office) was conducted offsite due to the number of Stewards included in the class and in order to maintain proper social distancing. This was the second training class conducted since 2019 due to the pandemic. Local 15 President Terry McGoldrick and Vice President Bill Phillips kicked off the day, addressed the group and brought them up to date on current and pending issues including recent legislation and the Company Split. The class included a mix of Nuclear Generating and ComEd Physical Stewards from various reporting locations and business units. Assistant Business Manager / Business Representative Michael Freeman and Business Representatives Chris Riser and Ben Busser taught the class, which covered topics such as Steward's roles and responsibilities, employee's Weingarten Rights, fact-finding meetings, investigating and preparing grievances, the Union's right to information, and the duty of fair representation. Also stressed was how vital a role each Steward plays in properly representing the membership, as they are generally the first Union representative involved in local issues. Business Representative Mark Shaulis spoke to the group of stewards about MBA & FMLA. Retired Business Representative Brian Loomis spoke to the stewards regarding workers compensation. Local 15 would again like to thank all the Stewards that attended!