Our contractual rights are only meaningful if members know them and invoke them. One of our basic rights as workers is the right to union representation.
Whenever you suspect a discussion with an administrator may lead to discipline, invoke your Weingarten rights by saying the words below:
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 this meeting. Without a representative present, I choose not to participate further in this discussion.
This is a primary and essential right. Use the contract language found at ctunet.com/contract to defend your rights and the rights of your sisters and brothers in the CTU.
Union members and staff stick up for our rights together. Here is basic information to help you start solving common problems.
Your voice must be shared. Take action. Join a committee, represent your school community.
Your contract defines your rights and responsibilities as agreed by the Board of Education or by charter school operator. Study the contract and you will have the knowledge to defend your rights. Union staff will help you enforce them.