Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Weingarten Rights

Have you ever been called to a meeting with a campus administrator and, once in that meeting, realized that he or she was 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.”