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Part I of this article offers a brief history of the development of the right of employees to co-worker representation. Part II analyzes the Board's June 2004 decision to withdraw Weingarten rights from non-union employees, and Part III explores key policy factors relevant to recognition of an employee's right to the presence of a co-worker in an investigative interview. Part IV argues that, rather than eliminating Weingarten rights for non-unionized workers, the NLRB should take the next available opportunity to reaffirm and enhance these safeguards.



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