Member Action Center: 1-888-522-0381 and firstname.lastname@example.org
SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin is partnering with our Union brothers and sisters at SEIU Healthcare Minnesota’s growing Member Action Center (or MAC). Our MAC is made up of expert staff focused on contract enforcement who will help our Worksite Leaders and Grievance Reps enforce our contract, protect our rights, and hold management accountable.
Our Member Action Center (MAC) is a central place for all members to call for information on our contracts, facilities, and union events, as well as advice on problems at work or to file a grievance.
Our MAC has several dedicated staff who provide consistent, accurate advice and support to members across our union: Director Rasha Ahmad Sharif, Jackie Lubahn, Ruth Davis, Abdallah El Hamawi, Tenzin Gayki, and Faye Abdi.
Weingarten Rights: The Right to Representation
If you are ever called into an interview meeting with your supervisor or manager that might result in discipline, you have specific representational rights. These rights are summarized below.
- You have the right to have a Union steward present.
- If you want a steward there, you must ask for them.
- If you do not know why your manager wants to meet with you, ask them if it is a meeting that could result in a discipline.
- If your manager refuses to allow you to bring a steward, repeat your request in front of a witness. Do not refuse to attend the meeting, but do not answer any questions either. Take notes. Once the meeting is over, call your steward at once.
- You have the right to speak privately with your steward before the meeting and during the meeting.
- Your steward has the right to play an active role in the meeting. She or he is not just witness.
This statement could save your job:
“If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at this meeting. Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion.”