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Weingarten Rights

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:

  1. Request that your Business Representative or Shop Steward be present at the meeting.
  2. If a Union representative is not available, ask that the meeting be rescheduled.
  3. 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.

Talk to your Business Representative for more information.