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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of sales clerk Leura Collins and her union, the Retail Clerks, in NLRB v. J. Weingarten Inc.—the case establishing that workers have a right to request the presence of their union steward if they believe they are to be disciplined for a workplace infraction.
Today’s labor quote is how you invoke your Weingarten Rights, and is what unions recommend workers say if called into an interview that the employee reasonably believes may lead to discipline:
“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at the meeting.”
After invoking your Weingarten Rights, refuse to proceed without union representation.
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