THE WEINGARTEN DECISION – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
In a court case known as N.L.R.B vs. Weingarten, the U.S Supreme Court ruled you have the right to have your Union Representative present when you are interviewed by your employer, if you REASONABLY believe that the interview may lead to disciplinary action.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER WEINGARTEN ARE:
- You have the right to request the presence of a Union Representative or Shop Steward during any investigatory interview you reasonably believe might result in disciplinary action.
- You have the right NOT to be interviewed until your Union Representative or Shop Steward is present.
Your Union Representative or Shop Steward may assist you during the interview to organize and explain your facts.
REMEMBER WEINGARTEN BEFORE YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHTS!