2014 UFCW 1459 Steward’s Seminar Underway

140 Local 1459 Stewards are currently gathered at the Tekoa Country Club in Westfield, MA for our annual education seminar for stewards. Each year, our stewards gather for our Local 1459 “Steward’s Seminar” to learn skills and ideas that will help them become effective stewards. It’s an all-day event chock full of speakers and educational sessions designed to give stewards an opportunity to:

  • Get a better understanding of contract language and the rights it provides
  • Learn strategies for effective contract enforcement and for dealing with coworkers who are having problems
  • Hear from local politicians and community leaders
  • Listen to representatives from the UFCW International talk about issues facing workers at the national level
  • Talk with our union representatives about workplace issues and get feedback on problems
  • Get advice from other stewards and union leadership
  • Receive recognition for their outstanding efforts and contributions to Local 1459 members