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Legal Services
Guild members can get many reduced-cost legal services such as for home closings and wills, etc., from the firm of Kalniz, Iorio & Feldstein Co., L.P.A. at 419.537.1954. Mention you are a member of Guild local 34043 when you make your appointment. They are located at 5550 W. Central Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43615. Contact the Guild office at 419.241.3419 for pricing information.


(If called to a meeting with management, read the following or
present this card to management when the meeting begins.)

If this discussion could in any way lead to my being
disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions,
I respectfully request that my union representative,
officer, or steward be present at this meeting.
Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate
in this discussion.

Steward's Rights

Steward have equal status with management while acting in the capacity of steward, the right to solicit grievances, and the right to active participation in a Weingarten setting.

Once an employee invokes his or her Weingarten rights, and a Steward is brought in, the Steward has a right to assist and counsel the employee.

Management sometimes asserts that the Steward may only be a silent witness. This is wrong. The Steward has the following rights:

When the Steward arrives, the supervisor must inform the Steward of the subject matter of the interview.

The Steward must be allowed to take the employee aside for a private pre-interview conference.

The Steward must be allowed to speak during the interview.

The Steward has the right to request that the supervisor clarify a question so that the employee understands what is being asked.

After a question is asked, the Steward can give advice on how to answer.

When the questioning ends, the Steward can provide additional information to the supervisor.

It should be noted that, if the Weingarten rules are complied with, Stewards do not have the right to tell workers not to answer questions.

Stewards will be most effective if they are knowledgeable about their legal rights as well as their contractual rights. When management violates the legal rights of Stewards, the judicious use of charges against the employer with the NLRB can be effective in educating management about their legal responsibilities.

Council Bylaws

Bylaws of The Toledo Council of Newpsaper Unions was last amended June 11, 2004.
At the present time the Guild is not affiliated with the Council.

2005 Toledo Newspaper Guild