Weingarten Rights

From the Oregon Education Association:

As a union member, you have certain rights in the workplace, and your union is here to support you. Please read this important information about your Weingarten rights at work.

If you are called into an investigatory meeting with a supervisor where you have reason to believe that discipline may result, make sure you follow the steps below.

  • Request union representation clearly. Present this information to management or read the text below.
  • Respectfully refuse to answer questions until your union representation arrives. The district does not have a legal right to continue questioning without a union representative present after this request is made.
  • Remain in the meeting until it ends.

What To Say: “If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined, terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer or building representative be present. Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this interview.”

Find more information here.

Please email us at help@oregoned.org or give us a call at 503-684-3300 if you ever feel like your rights aren’t being respected or you need support from your union!

We are here for you.

In solidarity,

Oregon Education Association