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Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

THE UNION FIGHTS FOR YOUR RIGHTS

· You have rights and protections
· You are never alone on the job
· The Union is always right behind you

As a union member, you are protected against:

· Mistreatment in the workplace
· Harassment, discrimination or favoritism
· Being fired without cause
· Being underpaid

YOUR SUPPORT AND INVOLVEMENT HELP KEEP THE UNION STRONG

In order to keep the union strong, members need to:
· Support your Union
· Know your responsibilities (Read your Membership Guide and By Laws)
· Attend meetings
· Be active and get involved


Your Weingarten Rights


"Anything you say can and will be used against you..."

WEINGARTEN RIGHTS:
YOU NEVER HAVE TO AGREE TO TALK TO MANAGEMENT WITHOUT A UNION REPRESENTATIVE PRESENT

· Every Union member has a right to Union representation in any meeting with management that could affect their employment status.

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
IF YOU ANSWER YES, ASK FOR REPRESENTATION

· Could this meeting/interrogation lead to disciplinary action?
· Could this meeting/interrogation lead to job termination?

DO'S AND DON'TS

· Do refuse to proceed without Union representation
· Don't answer any questions without Union representation
· Do demand Union representation
· Don't make written or verbal statements of guilt or innocence

REMEMBER, EMPLOYERS ARE GENERALLY PROHIBITED FROM REQUIRING OR REQUESTING ANY EMPLOYEE TO TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST, AND FROM DISCHARGING, DISCIPLINING OR DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE FOR REFUSING TO TAKE A TEST.

When in doubt, ask your Local 63 Business Agent.


Rights On the Job - Teamsters Local 63

FAIR TREATMENT: IT'S ONLY RIGHT
KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS ON THE JOB IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3

1) Knowing what to expect
2) Knowing what to accept, and
3) Knowing what to reject

DID YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO:

· Expect fair treatment in the workplace
· Receive help from your Local
· Demand Union representation in meetings with management
· Receive family and medical leave
· Expect advance notice of plant closure
· Refuse lie detector tests
· See your personnel file

ON THE JOB, YOU ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

· Guaranteed wages, overtime and time off
· Worker Safety
· Worker's Compensation
· Disability Benefits
· Unemployment Insurance Benefits

If you feel your rights have been violated in any of these areas, contact your local union Business Agent immediately.


Government Agencies


YOUR LABOR CONTRACT PROTECTS YOU ON THE
JOB AND SO DO STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

Your Contract is written to protect and preserve your rights on the job. State and Federal Laws are also written to make sure you are protected in the workplace.

DON'T LET YOUR RIGHTS BE VIOLATED! REPORT VIOLATIONS TO YOUR BUSINESS AGENT OR THE APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES LISTED BELOW

You Have a Right to Minimum Wage and Overtime
Contact the California State Labor Commissioner at (213) 620-6330.

You Have a Right to a Safe Work Environment, Safety Training and Information

Contact the local office of Cal OSHA (State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety & Health Administration).

You Have a Right to Worker's Compensation and Paid Medical Care if Injured on the Job

Request a copy of Teamsters Local 63 Workers Compensation Handbook or contact the State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Industrial Accidents at (800) 736-7401.

You May Have a Right to Disability Benefits if Unable to Work for up to One Year Due to Illness or Pregnancy

Contact the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) in your area.

You May Have a Right to Unemployment Insurance Benefits if You Lose Your Job

For Disability Benefits and Unemployment Insurance, contact the local office of the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD).


Your Union, Your Meetings, Your Future


Teamsters Local 63

REGULAR COMMUNICATION: THE KEY TO STRENGTH AND HARMONY
BY ATTENDING MEETINGS...

· You feel connected
· You stay up to date
· You support your Union leaders
· You support your fellow members
· You have a voice
· You are helping to shape tomorrow

MONTHLY MEETINGS

WHERE: Local 63 Union hall

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Sometimes special meetings are called with members who work under different contracts. It's very important to attend these meetings. By being there, you have a say in what goes into your labor agreement.


Union Rights and Responsibilities
A Two-Way Street

By joining together and getting involved, members enjoy many rights and protections. They also share Union responsibilities

THE UNION FIGHTS FOR YOUR RIGHTS

· You have rights and protections
· You are never alone on the job
· The Union is always right behind you
· Read Your Contract

As a union member, you are protected against:

· Mistreatment in the workplace
· Harassment, discrimination or favoritism
· Being fired without cause
· Being underpaid

YOUR SUPPORT AND INVOLVEMENT HELP KEEP THE UNION STRONG

In order to keep the union strong, members need to:
· Support your Union Teamsters Local 63
· Know your responsibilities (Read your Membership Guide and ByLaws)
· Attend meetings
· Be active and get involved

Visit the IBT Organizing Page at:

How You Can Be Involved!

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL

The Union is built on strength in numbers. You can help keep Local 63 strong by getting involved.

GET INVOLVED! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Getting involved is like money in the bank. When we stick together, Local 63 has more power and more of a voice. So we can be there when you need us.

HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR MEMBERSHIP WORK FOR YOU:

· Read Your Contract, know your rights
· Stay informed
· Register and Vote
· Have a voice
· Take an active part in elections
· Contribute to DRIVE, the Teamsters political action fund

HOW YOU CAN WORK FOR THE MEMBERSHIP:

· Support fair treatment of your co-workers
· Back up your Union leaders
· Talk to your Union about ideas and suggestions for Your Contract
· Contact community groups for support on Contract issues
· Support campaigns to win better contracts
· Support other Unions
· Join lobbying efforts
· Get involved in organizing efforts
· Attend meetings

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