Being called to the office by your administrator or supervisor regarding an alleged disciplinary action or an ongoing investigation can be a harrowing experience. It can become even more confusing and stressful when the administrator has already lined up the faculty representative to be a part of the meeting. If this is happening, your administrator is interfering in union business. This is an unfair labor practice.
Your Weingarten Rights include the right to choose your representation. You can be represented by your FR or by a staff member from the CEA office. Faculty representatives do not have to participate in hearings if they don’t feel comfortable doing this kind of work. Administrators have no place in this process. They MUST cease and desist from copying faculty representatives on messages requesting that staff members meet with them.
The administrator has some leeway in setting the time and date of such a meeting. However, it must take place within five school days at a time when the representative of choice can attend. Remember: CEA officers, staff and FRs work for you, not your administrator. Faculty Representatives were elected to represent CEA members, not to do the bidding of the principal.