Weingarten Quiz

1.Weingarten rights provide for an employee, upon request, to have union representation for any meeting with a supervisor?

2. In order to exercise one’s Weingarten rights, the employee must initiate the request for representation at disciplinary investigatory interviews?

3. A Floor Representative who attends an investigatory interview is not allowed to speak or participate in any way.

4. When a nurse supervisor presents a disciplinary warning or suspension to a staff nurse, Weingarten representation rights do not apply.

5. Once an investigatory interview begins, it is too late to request union representation.

6. Weingarten rights apply during telephone investigatory interviews.

7. Weingarten rights apply to employee locker searches at the worksite.

8. A nurse has a right to insist on having an attorney present at an investigatory interview.

9. The Floor Representative at an investigatory interview has no right to be informed by management about the subject matter of the meeting nor about the misconduct being investigated.

10. Weingarten rights have been in place since the National Labor Relations Act was implemented in 1935.

11. An employee who requests union representation during an investigatory interview and is denied such by the employer does not have to participate in that interview.

12. It is always fairly clear when an employee should request their Weingarten rights for Union representation.

13. Union Floor Representatives are not entitled to union representation during investigatory interviews because of their union office.

14. Polygraph tests are not covered by Weingarten rights.

15. A nurse who is being interviewed about potential medicine theft involving another nurse is not entitled to union representation.

16. The employee has the right to have the Floor Representative of his/her own choice at the meeting.

17. Weingarten rights apply to group meetings when management confronts more than one employee at a time.

18. The Floor Representative should advise the employee being questioned to be as evasive and as non-participatory as possible during the meeting.