Faculty rights tip of the week: Weingarten Rights

Weingarten Rights

This is a new feature for the CFA Headlines. CFA will regularly run a brief “faculty rights tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.


Have you ever been called in to a meeting with a campus administrator and, once in that meeting, realized that they were conducting an investigation or asking questions that could result in discipline or affect your personal working conditions?

You are entitled to CFA representation in such a meeting and have certain rights, known as Weingarten Rights. You should invoke those rights immediately by saying,

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I request that my steward or union officer be present at the meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.”

Want to learn more? Become active with your local CFA chapter faculty rights team. Find your representative here.

If you have questions about a faculty rights tip or would like to contribute a tip, please feel free to write us at cfa@calfac.org with the subject line “Faculty Rights Tip.”