The role of communicator runs throughout every other role of the steward. As a democratic institution, a breakdown in communication can seriously damage a union. Listed below are some of the things that the steward should do and know to fulfill the role of communicator, and suggestions as to how to do them:

How You go about it

1.  Make sure your local has its own newsletter and that everyone receives it.
2.  Talk to the members daily about the union, ask questions and listen to the responses.
3.  Become an active listener as an important way to build solidarity in your union. Active listening is one of the best methods to build solidarity in your union.
4.  Keep the union bulletin board updated. Use eye-catching fliers whenever possible.

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