It is hard to make generalizations about working in union environments. Each union has unique rules and aspects, and some workplaces are covered by more than one union. Union environments also are influenced by interpersonal and contract dynamics that can make the circumstances leading up to an investigation contentious. Additionally, investigation reporting formats can vary based on the agreements and relationship between the union and the employer.
LSC has performed investigations in environments with various educational, automotive, and heavy industrial unions and understands that a workplace investigation at a union facility requires more than an awareness of Weingarten rights. LSC works with each client representative to ensure that our investigators understand the union agreements, cultural dynamics, interpersonal dynamics, report requirements, and expectations of all stakeholders. We also work with our union employers to build a long-term relationship so that the investment in perfecting the investigative process at your workplace can be quickly implemented for future emergency work.
If you need a workplace investigator who has experience within a union environment such as yours, reach out to LSC to start a conversation about your needs.