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Unions FAQ

Looking to learn more about unions? We’ve got you covered. Below are a few frequently asked questions about unions and how they work. Click on a question to show the answer.

Have a question that’s not on this list? Reach out to us at the AFT-Kansas office at 785-235-0262 or email us at We’re always happy to help!

Your Weingarten Rights

As a public employee at a unionized workplace, you have the right to union representation at any meeting or discussion with supervisors or other managers that could lead to any disciplinary action (including being fired) or changes to your working conditions.

Your employer is under no obligation to tell you about your Weingarten rights. Also, they don’t automatically apply—you have to ask for your representative. You can invoke your Weingarten rights before or during the meeting. To do so, read this statement word-for-word: