Background: There is growing discussion among an increasing group of drivers in our center regarding one of our three shop stewards. The allegations touch on everything from company favoritism in exchange for special treatment to actively seeking to have management discipline coworkers he personally disliked. I personally haven't had any negative encounters because I am pretty good at keeping my nose clean, but should a situation arise where I will need a representative I would prefer to have either of the two who hold good reputations, especially if it were a serious issue. Questions: a) Do I have a right to select my shop steward? What are my rights regarding this? I don't have a copy of the new contract yet, or I'd look it up myself. b) What are the realities of replacing/reforming this steward? That's been the threat made by the dissatisfied workers. Curious on what's involved, and the fallout of doing so. Is there any realworld firsthand experience on what has happened with a removal or replacement?