In one sense, all union members are union stewards for we should all work to ensure justice on the job. However, the official Union Steward is often the face of the union to other members and to the company. He is a chief enforcer of the contract and members' representative to management. This page is designed to provide a ready reference tool.
Weingarten Rights. In 1975, in NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc, the U.S. Supreme Court defined the rights of employees in the presence of union representatives during investigatory interviews. Since that case involved a clerk being investigated by the Weingarten Company, these rights have become known as Weingarten rights. In 2000, theNLRB extended those rights to non-union workplaces.
- What is an Investigatory Interview?
- Educating Workers
- Rights of Stewards
- Examples of Weingarten applied on the job.
- Authorization Card