The Right to Have Representation at a Meeting That Could Lead to Discipline?Weingarten Rights
A member who is called to an interview with his or her employer which may lead to some disciplinary action is entitled to union representation. The member must request to have a union representative present during investigatory interviews which the employee reasonably believes will result in disciplinary action. Management doesn?t have to tell you of these rights.
If management wants to question or "interview" you,
Tell management that you want a union representative present.
Refuse to answer any questions until a union representative is present.
If management insists on proceeding with the interview without regard for your rights, make clear that you are proceeding under protest. Take careful notes. Answer questions briefly, but honestly.
If you make the mistake of starting the interview and become disturbed by the direction the interview is taking, stop the interview, request that a union representative be present before continuing with the interview.
These are called your ?Weingarten Rights? after a 1975 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
More information about your ?Weingarten Rights? can be found here.