Welcome to the BMEA
You have arrived at BMEA's official website. The Barnstable Municipal Employees Association has been serving its members faithfully for 38 years and is proud to provide you with help and guidance throughout your working career. This site is meant to educate you on your rights and allow you easy access to resources, people, and events going on within our organization. We're here when you need us...happy browsing.
The purpose and aim of the Town of Barnstable Municipal Employee Association, Inc. is to protect and improve the condition of any employee relative to his/her employment.
Weingarten Rights & Card
In 1975, the Supreme Court ruled on a case NLRB vs. Weingarten, Inc. which gave individuals the right to have union representation with them in investigatory interviews. Once an employee asks for a representative, the employer has three options; 1. Stop questioning until the representative arrives. 2. Call off the interview. 3. Tell the employee the interview will be called off unless the employee voluntarily gives up his/her rights to a union representative. We advise the employee to refuse this option.
BMEA General Information
The Town of Barnstable has recently developed an Employee Handbook. “The contents of the Handbook and the policies and procedures described in it are presented as a matter of information and general guidance only.” Remember, most issues in the handbook are subject to bargaining. Check your contract to see if it applies to you or ask a Steward.
This site is meant to educate members of the Barnstable Municipal Employees Association on your rights and allow you easy access to resources, people, and events going on within our organization. If you have ideas on how we can further use this website, please contact the president.