When does a union become your exclusive representative?

When does a union become your exclusive representative?

It means you are choosing the union to act as your representative. A union may submit these cards to PERB, and based on a card check and not an election, become your exclusive representative if it obtains a majority of signed authorization cards.

When to bring a union representative to a disciplinary meeting?

If the employee brings a union official to the meeting, it’s important to establish whether their intended role is as a support person or as the employee’s union representative. You should clarify this before the meeting begins.

What to do if union rep acts like support person?

You should clarify this before the meeting begins. If a union official is acting as a support person and then starts to act more like a union representative during the meeting, you should consider pausing the meeting to remind them of their role, and record this in your notes.

Do you have to represent all employees in a union?

Unions do not have to represent all employees in all grievances. But the union should agree at least to investigate your complaint and, depending on how strong the union representative feels your case is, decide whether to file a grievance and how far it will go in representing you in the grievance procedure.

It means you are choosing the union to act as your representative. A union may submit these cards to PERB, and based on a card check and not an election, become your exclusive representative if it obtains a majority of signed authorization cards.

What happens when an employee requests union representation?

Thus, when an employee requests a union representative who is not available for the meeting, the employer is not required to postpone the meeting, secure an alternative representative, or otherwise take steps to accommodate the employee’s specific request.

Can a union representative be present at a disciplinary interview?

In practical terms, once an employee requests that a representative be present and the requested representative is available, the employer essentially has two options: (1) grant the request; or (2) discontinue or cancel the interview.

Is it possible for an employer to recognize a union?

An election is not the only way a union can become your representative. Your employer may voluntarily recognize a union based on evidence – typically signed union-authorization cards – that a majority of employees want it to represent them.