You have the right to ask for union representation

CSEA Shield
December 01, 2021
If a supervisor calls you into a meeting, you may have reason to have your union representative present.

These are your rights:

  • You must ask for representation. The employer does not have to advise you of your rights.
  • You have the right to know the purpose or subject of the meeting.
  • If you think the meeting might lead to discipline, reprimand or dismissal, you have the right to union representation.
  • Immediately notify your union steward or other CSEA representative of your meeting with management.
  • If the purpose of the meeting is investigatory and could lead to discipline and you have requested union representation, the employer must stop the meeting or reschedule it until a representative is present.
  • If you request representation and it is denied, you have the right to refuse to answer any question that could be used against you. However, do NOT refuse to attend the meeting. Contact your representative immediately.

Remember you must demand your right to union representation.

Contact a union steward or chapter officer if you have questions.