"The union representative may be present merely to act as a witness for the employee and does not right to ask questions during the meeting."
My union peeps provided me with their interpretation of the roles and rights of the Union Rep in investigative sessions. Needless to say, it is different from Ed and Jose's version.
"While a Representative cannot turn a disciplinary meeting into an adversarial confrontation, the representative is there to provide assistance and counsel to the employee. Cases suggest that an employer would violate the right to union representation by insisting on the representative remaining silent."
Has Jose been whispering inaccurate information in Ed's ear in the car? You can't always trust a basset hound. He doesn't have the letters you do Ed.
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:46 PM
Subject: Questions from Key Management Meeting Answered....