As a Teamster, you have the right to Union representation during an “investigatory interview” that could lead to disciplinary action. These rights are called your Weingarten Rights.
If you are called to a meeting with management and you think that the meeting could lead to disciplinary action, you should:
- Request that your Business Representative or Shop Steward be present at the meeting. You must make a clear request for union representation before or during the interview.
- If a Union representative is not available, ask that the meeting be rescheduled.
- If your employer insists on conducting the meeting without the presence of a Union representative, inform your employer that your Weingarten Rights are being violated and call your Business Representative immediately.
If you have questions about your Weingarten rights, talk to your Business Representative.