To Sign Or Not

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about rules of discipline:

Hello, I work in a union shop and for years when an employee is disciplined, as stewards we have advised him he does NOT have to sign the discipline document. Now the workplace has incoprorated some new discipline policies that the union does not agree with. Management has chosen to implement the policies as well as have one-on-one meetings with each employee asking them to sign that they have acknowledged the policy change. Is it insubordination for the employee to choose not to sign? We feel that employees should not sign and that management should write on the document that the employee refused to sign. Is this insubordination to refuse?

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