Employees have the right to Union Representation when:
He/She is subject to an investigatory interview. An investigatory interview happens when a supervisor or other person from management questions an employee to obtain information that could be used as a basis for discipline, or asks an employee to defend their actions AND
He/She has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what he/she says in the interview.
THE EMPLOYEE MUST ASK FOR UNION REPRESENTATION!
Once the request is made:
The supervisor must grant the request and delay questioning until a Union Representative arrives and has a chance to consult with the employee in private OR:
Deny the request and end the interview immediately OR:
Give the employee the choice of:
Having the interview without Union Representation
Ending the interview
AS A UNION MEMBER YOU HAVE THESE RIGHTS. BE SURE TO USE THEM!