Know Your Weingarten Rights

The rights of employees to the presence of a union steward during investigatory interviews was announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975 in NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc. Since that case involved a clerk being investigated by the Weingarten Company, these rights have become known as Weingarten Rights.  An investigatory inverview occurs when a supervisor questions an employee to obtain information that could be used as a basis for dicipline or asks an employee to defend his or her conduct.

State Deficit Now Projected at $115.9 Million

The Comptroller's Office announced that the state is on track to end Fiscal Year 2015 with a $115.9-million deficit.  This reflects a decrease of $49.2 million over last month's projection.   While Fiscal Year 2016 officially began July 1st, a final deficit for Fiscal Year 2015 will be determined later this year after the state’s financial books have been audited and closed.

Click here to read Comptroller Lembo's press release.

 Posted 7/2/2015

A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.

Security Breach at Anthem Inc.

Anthem Inc, one of the medical insurance providers for state employees, was the victim of a security breach.  It is not yet known if any of our members were impacted.  We will post additional information as it becomes available.

Currently, the best source for information can be obtained by visiting the website Anthem created for its customers: http://www.anthemfacts.com/