Organizing

We build stronger workplaces together with hard-working people like you who want something better for themselves. The stakes are high if we do nothing: real wages will continue to stagnate, healthcare costs skyrocket, pensions all but disappear.

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Why Union?

Why Union?

When workers stick together, we make things better.

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Obstacles and Challenges

Obstacles and Challenges

What we are up against and how we fight back.

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Organizing FAQs

Organizing FAQs

We have the freedom to organize.

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YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW

Your rights are set forth in Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act:

Section 7: “Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining...”

Section 8: “It shall be an unfair practice for an employer...to interfere with, restrain or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in Section 7”

It is your legal right to support, form and/or promote a union at your workplace!

As a member of our union, we will support and guide you through the process of being an active member and in promoting the union at work and in the community. For assistance, contact Rena Wong at: United Food and Commercial Workers Local 663, 6160 Summit Dr N, Ste 600, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

763-525-1500 or 1-800-292-4105, (cell) 612-865-4345 or rwong@ufcw663.org

Weingarten Rights

In 1975, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in the Weingarten decision, that an employee is entitled to have a union representative present during any interview which may result in his or her discipline. It is up to you to insist on union representation. If you fail to do so, you may waive your rights.

If you are called into a meeting with any management representative and have reason to believe that disciplinary action may result, read them your Weingarten rights:

“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative or steward be present at this meeting. Without representation, I choose not to answer any questions.”

Do the following:

  1. Ask your supervisor if you might be disciplined as a result of the interview. If he/she says “No,” ask for a written statement to that effect. If he/she gives you such a statement, you must participate in the interview. If not, read him/her your Weingarten rights, remain for the meeting, take notes, and afterwards immediately contact your union representative.
  2. If he/she says you might be disciplined but will not allow you to have a union representative present, read him your Weingarten rights, stay in the room, take notes, and do not respond to any questions. Afterwards, contact your union representative immediately. If the supervisor allows your union representative to be present, you should participate in the interview.

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