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.
- 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.
Talk to your Business Representative for more information.