Know Your Rights

Solving Problems On the Job

What is a grievance? 

Any worksite problem could be a grievance. All violations of the contract are grievances! If you question whether your situation is a grievance, contact your shop steward.

Stewards are assigned to assist in addressing problems members may have on a variety of issues. If you have a question regarding your rights on the job or other member related questions a steward may be able to help.

Your Right to Representation

Employees have a right to union representation during investigatory interviews. These rights are known as Weingarten Rights.

Learn more about Weingarten Rights:

in English (pdf)
in Spanish (pdf)
in Mandarin (pdf)

Garrity Rights

Can help you if you think management suspects you of criminal conduct.

Learn more about Garrity Rights (pdf)

Loudermill Rights

Can help you if you are in danger of losing your job.

Family Medical Leave Act

Federal and state laws guarantee your right to take time off when you’re ill or when you need to care for a sick relative. These laws also guarantee your right to take a leave from work during pregnancy, childbirth, and adoption.

Learn more about the Family Medical Leave Act (pdf)

On the Job Injury?

For help with safety hazards or injuries on the job contact your steward. For general information contact www.osha.gov.

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