NAPE Stewards are union members like you that have been trained to advocate, represent, and assist employees. 40 NAPE stewards attended a development seminar in Omaha in October to freshen their skills in representing members. If you think that a manager has misapplied the contract or has mistreated you, be sure to alert your steward. A list of NAPE stewards is available here. If you do not have a steward at your worksite, please contact the NAPE office here.
NAPE stewards will attempt to resolve your situation, but sometimes it is necessary to file a grievance to hold management accountable. NAPE has filed over 50 grievances this year and have been successful more than 80% of the time. Do not hesitate to discuss your situation with a steward. If you find yourself in a situation where you might be disciplined, contact your steward or call our office at 402-486-3911 immediately. You should never meet with your manager alone without first consulting your union representatives.