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Called in to Meet with Management?

July 19, 2012

Call Our Union Representative!

If you are called in for a meeting with a manager and you believe it may lead to a disciplinary action, you have the right to Union representation. Sometimes having a steward in the meeting with you will suffice. But other times, you may need someone with a broad spectrum of experience and training in representation.

Members who are called in to meet with management and feel that the meeting may lead to discipline, should call our 121RN Rep Debbie Jackson. Our Union Rep can determine whether you need her to come out or if a steward will do. You should always call our Union Rep FIRST. If you are unable to reach our Union Rep and management insists on a meeting now, then call a steward.

Our Right to Union Representation

If you are called into an investigatory or disciplinary meeting any hospital Manager, you have the right to union representation.

Investigatory meetings are meetings at which you are asked questions by management which you believe may lead to discipline.  If you are at an investigatory meeting, you have the RIGHT to have a Union Representative at the meeting with you. These are called Weingarten Rights.

Here’s what you say to management, even if you are in the middle of a meeting:

“I request to have a Union Representative present on my behalf during this meeting because I believe it may lead to disciplinary action being taken against me. If I am denied my right to have a Union Representative present, I will refuse to answer accusatory questions and any I believe may lead to discipline.”

If management insists that the meeting is not investigatory and will not result in discipline, document who said what in the event that management changes their story later on.