Stewards are required to be qualified craftpersons capable of performing the work in question… There are no non-working stewards, nor are there any non-working personnel under the National Maintenance Agreements (NMAs).
Stewards are to be appointed by the appropriate local union and confirmed in writing to the Employer (Contractor).
Stewards are to be the last employee to be laid-off, provided that they are capable of performing the remaining work on the job.
All Union Representatives shall have reasonable access to NMA job sites. (Reference Policy Decision VII-2)