Know Your Rights

Weingarten Rights

According to the National Labor Review Board, "[a]mong the rights protected by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is the right of union-represented employees, upon request, to have their representative present during an interview that the employee reasonably believes could lead to discipline.  

"When making a request for a representative, the Board does not require that the employee specify that they need a “Weingarten” representative.  Once an employee requests their representative, they are not required to repeat that request."

Visit for more information about when and how to invoke your Weingarten rights.

Washington State Law

Washington State Law protects the right of employees to organize and designate representatives without interference. A supervisor or organization official cannot restrain, coerce, or discriminate against public employees for exercising these rights.

It is unlawful for a supervisor or organization official to:

If any of these happen, document everything (who, what, when, where, how) and report it.  Submit a SIL Employees United Incident Report form or email the Organizing Committee at