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The U.S. Supreme Court in 1975 ruled that an employee is entitled to have a Union Representative present during any interview, which may result in discipline. The Weingarten rule provides that an employee has the right to be represented by the union at an investigatory meeting when the employee has a reasonable belief that the meeting could lead to discipline. These rights are not automatic.
Do not refuse to attend a meeting if Union Representation is requested and denied.
RNPA suggests that you attend the meeting and again reiterate your right to have a Union Representative present. If this fails, RNPA advises that you clearly state that you reserve your right to answer the questions at a later date. (record all questions asked)
The California Supreme Court upheld that all public employees, whether tenured or probationary, permanent or temporary, may in some instances possess liberty interests in employment and thus are protected by due process. Skelly v State Personnel Board (1975). Regardless of whether good cause is ultimately found to exist for an employee’s discharge or discipline, before an employee can be deprived of the property interest he or she has in a job, certain procedural safeguards must be provided.
Our members and profession come first.
The Registered Nurses Professional Association is committed to obtaining the highest level of quality patient care and professional nursing standards by empowering each nurse to achieve their professional goals as individuals and as an organization.
- We negotiate for members on matters of economic and general welfare and administer collective bargaining agreements between members and employer.
- We represent registered nurses in employment relations with the Agency on all matters of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
- We maintain dialogue between nursing staff and the Agency in order to allow the nursing staff to have an effective voice concerning conditions related to client care, nursing practice and professional standards.
- We serve as a mechanism by which the practice of nursing and quality of care received by consumers, is maintained, evaluated and improved.
- We participate in the implementation of evaluative processes in order to monitor adherence to established nursing standards.
- We promote a positive nursing image within the community.
- We promote career mobility in nursing.
- We further the continuing education opportunities of members.
- We promote legislation which fosters standards of excellence in nursing practice.