Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Know Your Rights!
"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, officer, or steward be present at this meeting.
Without Union representation, I choose not to answer questions.
BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER!
SUMMARY: When management begins to ask you questions that could lead to you being disciplined, you don’t have to face it alone. If you have a reasonable belief that answers you give could be used by the supervisor to discipline you, the United States Supreme Court says you can refuse to answer any questions until a union representative is on the scene and has had a chance to talk things over with you first. It is your right to have the union representative present during the questioning to advise you, ask supervisors for clarifications, and provide additional information at the end of the session. The employee subject to the interview must reasonably believe that the investigatory interview will result in disciplinary action. A meeting called by the employer for the purpose of imposing discipline, is not an interview subject to Weingarten Rights.
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Whether it’s donating money or volunteering, there are various ways to help out those impacted by the wildfires in Northern California. During times of uncertainty, one of the best ways to help out those impacted by the fires is by giving money. In addition, donations of basic necessities and volunteers are also needed.
Brothers and Sisters,
We are reaching out today, asking you to help one of our members, Barry Norton. Barry has been a member of the Boston Carmen’s Union for 13 years.
On July 12, Barry’s 23 year-old son was tragically diagnosed with leukemia.
ATU Local 265 passed the Workstation
"Resolution to End Fatalties and Injuries Resulting from Poor
Transit Bus Design"
125 years ago this month ATU was formed. One of our first fights was to get enclosed driver vestibules (workstations) on the streetcars we operated.