Benefits and Rights

Know Your Rights:

US Supreme Court case NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. (1975), upheld the National Labor Relations Board decision that employees have a right to union representation at investigatory interviews. These rights have become known as WEINGARTEN RIGHTS.

Keep in mind:

1)  It is your (the employee’s) responsibility to request the presence of your union representative at the interview.

2)  After the employee makes the request, the employer must choose from among three options:

(a) Honor your request and wait till your union representative arrives before any questioning occurs;

(b) Reject your request wherein the interview end immediately; or

(c) Offer you a choice of the two above.

3)  If your employer pushes forward with questioning without your union representative present, you still have the right to refuse being part of the meeting/discussion.  At this point, you should document the employer’s actions because it constitutes an unfair labor practice.  Exercise your right to not participate in this meeting.  The employer may not discipline you for refusing.


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