About the Research and Education Department

The APWU Research & Education Department coordinates the union’s research and educational programs, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on labor studies. 

Union Representation During Investigatory Interviews

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Postal workers should know both their rights and the role of shop stewards during questioning by a postal or acting supervisor (204B), manager, postmaster, officer in charge, postal inspector and/or office of inspector general (OIG) agent.

What are Weingarten Rights?

“Weingarten Rights” are the rights of employees to have union representation in investigatory interviews. These rights were announced by the United States Supreme Court in their decision in the 1975 case NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc.

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