Download the Chapter Grievance Form. Please remember to check your contract in order to submit your grievance to the correct supervisor within the timeline.
If you are a union member, you have a right to have union representation at any interview or meeting that you reasonably believe may lead to discipline or “at which the employer seeks information to enable it to impose discipline or termination.” The Supreme Court case of National Labor Relations Board v. Weingarten, decided in 1975, established this basic entitlement and the procedures for when and how union reps may participate in interviews. Collectively, these rules are referred to as “Weingarten rights.”
You can invoke your Weingarten Rights by saying the following:
“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or cause an effect on my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at the meeting. Until my representation arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion.”
Garrity Rights apply to the right of a public employee not to be compelled to incriminate themselves by their employer. These rights are based on the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Garrity v. New Jersey. Garrity Rights apply only to public employees, because they are employed by the government itself.
Download the member Dues Form. Paying dues covers all work related legal and grievance expenses.