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Your Rights at Work

As a union member, you have rights on the job that can make a major difference. Learn about your rights and how to exercise them.

One of the most important sets of rights you have are called “Weingarten Rights.” They give you the right to union representation in any meeting that might result in discipline.

If you’re ever called into a meeting with a supervisor or manager that could involve discipline, you have the right to have a union steward present. Here’s what you can say before any disciplinary meeting begins:

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my steward be present at the meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to respond to any questions or statements.”

Here is a summary of your “Weingarten Rights” and how they work: