Chair: Jacqueline Goldstein
Stewards are the “eyes and ears” of the union – we bring graduate issues in our departments to the attention of the TAA.
Stewards are the “hands” of the union – we bring campaigns for a better workplace to the attention of the graduates in our departments.
Most importantly, stewards are the “heart” of the union – we inform and engage the graduates in our departments. Rarely does a single graduate worker or department experience an issue in isolation. The more graduates that are active with the TAA, the more power we have to make the university we want.
Stewards unite at Stewards’ Council (StewCo) meetings, where we gather with graduates from departments across the university. At StewCo we share what we have in common and unite to work for the university we want. StewCo meetings occur every couple of weeks and are a great place to start for new members who want to learn more about the the TAA.
Many departments have more than one active steward, but some departments don’t have any. If you’re not sure who your departmental steward is, contact us!