Accompanying Faculty

While TU AAUP is an advocacy organization, not a union, TU has traditionally respected the requests of faculty for accompaniment by a TU AAUP representative at distressful and disciplinary meetings.

At unionized campuses with collective bargaining rights, Weingarten rights guarantee an employee the right to Union representation during an investigatory interview. These rights were established by the Supreme Court, in 1975 in the case of J. Weingarten Inc. and must be claimed by the employee. The supervisor has no obligation to inform an employee that s/he is entitled to Union representation.

Under Maryland law, TU employees do not have collective bargaining rights.*

*Unions allow workers to join together in a process called collective bargaining to negotiate for better pay, benefits or working conditions. Without a union, employees have to accept whatever legal working conditions their employers set or quit their jobs, and employers have no obligation to negotiate with them.