Comply now; grieve later.
When in doubt, do as you’re told and then check in with your Union Rep.
When you have a problem at work, consider the following:
Know your rights:
Weingarten Rights allow us, as a Union, to stand together to protect one another. If you are EVER in doubt, invoke your rights. Get more details about your rights.
Do you have a grievance?
Figure out which type of problem you have. A grievance requires one set of actions, but a complaint or a gripe are different.
What can you document?
Nearly every situation requires documentation. Write down the specifics: the more detail, the better. Don’t document gossip, hearsay, or non-specific problems; that won’t help.
Reach out to your Rep or Steward:
You have power both in the store (your Shop Steward* or Workplace Leader) and outside (with your Union Rep). Reach out to one or both of these people for guidance.
* Does your store not have a Shop Steward or Workplace Leader?
Consider becoming one to build union power in your store.
Reach out to your rep!