walking delegate


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walking delegate

n.
A trade union official appointed to inspect and confer with local unions or to serve as a representative of a union in dealings with an employer.
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walking delegate

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in the US) an agent appointed by a trade union to visit branches, check whether agreements are observed, and negotiate with employers
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in New Zealand) a trade union official who visits dispersed working areas on a wharf
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Noun1.walking delegate - a union representative who visits workers at their jobs to see whether agreements are observed
union representative - a representative for a labor union
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