Book Review: The Legal Rights of Union Stewards by Robert M. Schwartz

This little book (just 155 pages as of now) contains nine sections covering such subjects as the National Labor Relations Act and the Union’s entitlement to data, to give some examples. Every part is packed with certifiable data composed for the Shop Steward that doesn’t have a professional education. Outlines and models are as often as possible set alongside segments suitably marked Note: At the finish of every part is a helpful segment of Questions and Answers which give the peruser understanding on the most proficient method to apply the information gave in that section. Peppered all through are regions set apart with a helpful “Association POINTER” assignment alongside an image of a directing hand toward bring up those regions that ought to get your attention.

One of the highlights I especially like is the Notes Section. All through the book you will discover numbers at apparently arbitrary areas. These numbers are attached to the Notes area in the back beginning on page 120. This area contains references to NLRB and court choices that identify with areas in the book. For instance: When you are perusing the Chapter on the Union’s entitlement to data, explicitly the part on contract translation and you see a number reference of 52. Go to the notes area and you will discover the entirety of the notes in numerical request. Basically discover number 52 which says “See Norton Intl., Inc., NLRB Div. of Judges, September 30, 1993”. This reference can either be Googled or looked for at the NLRB site http://www.nlrb.gov. Numerous multiple times I have won contentions with organizations essentially on the grounds that I had the option to give real case references to back up my arguments.

There is additionally an area that discussions about other Federal Labor Laws, a rundown of all the present NLRB workplaces and a convenient dandy index.

After all that, could there be a drawback to this book? Truly, unfortunately there is. In spite of the fact that not an immense issue, the Legal Rights of Union Stewards comes up short in the Chapter on the Grievance Process. It invests almost no energy in the stray pieces of composing or recording a complaint. Rather it focuses on the rights and assurances that the law bears the grievant as well as the steward too. Presently while this means something negative for this volume, I have been educated that Mr. Schwartz has composed another book explicitly outfitted towards the complaint systems. I, for one, am anticipating accepting a duplicate and investigating it here.

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