I have recently been elected as a shop steward for preload in my small center. My previous shop steward was a complete sell out. The steward used the position as an advantage for himself and completely disregarded his obligations to uphold ethical standards with employees and often played buddy-buddy with management to get a reduced work load and extra hours. The steward never backed an employee who was being disciplined and stood quiet as the employee was handed a progressive discipline form. As a new steward I strive to be the complete opposite and uphold the contract and make my shift a better place for all of my co-workers. I am grateful for the opportunity to kick the previous steward to the curb and become a respectable, knowledgeable, and ethical steward. I currently load the heaviest area in the building and have no personal relationships with management, so I have no fear of being further neglected by management, I do not intend to sell out to management and make trade off's to benefit myself. I intend to treat every employee respectfully and equally by continuing to study my contract regularly and using my contract language to teach others and bring new members to my local. What are some of the the typically situations other preload shop stewards encounter on a regular bases and how do you combat (non violent) management in the situations? Thanks.