Steward Training in the Construction Industry: The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Faces the Challenge
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[Excerpt] This article examines the development and delivery of the Carpenters union national construction steward training program. It describes the collaboration of the union and Cornell University in the design of the curriculum and the use of a train-the-trainer model in the delivery of the steward program in construction locals throughout the United States and Canada. Finally, it evaluates the effectiveness of the program in relation to the transfer of knowledge to participating stewards.
construction; union; organizing; training; Cornell University
Required Publisher Statement: Reprinted with permission of Sage Publications. Final version published as Grabelsky, J. M. (1993). Steward training in the construction industry: The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America faces the challenge. Labor Studies Journal, 17(4), 24-40.