My rights: Union Representation

Employees have the right to representation when called to a meeting by administrators. “Weingarten rights” give employees the right to request union representation during a meeting if the following conditions are met:

  • The meeting is an investigatory interview.
  • Disciplinary action may result from the meeting.
  • The employee reasonably believes that disciplinary action may result.
  • The employee requests representation.

Weingarten Rights

"If this discussion could lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my association representative be included in the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.

If an advocate is not available, the employee can ask that the meeting be postponed.

Employees have the right to choose the union representative for an investigatory interview as long as that person is reasonably available. 



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