UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
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800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Union policy requiring nonmembers to pay share of arbitration costs or the equivalent of annual dues (whichever is less) as precondition to moving a grievance to arbitration, breaches duty of fair representation where: members were not required to make such payment and the union had the exclusive right under contract to appeal grievance to arbitration. Conditioning representation of nonmembers upon payment of costs also unlawfully discriminates, interferes with, etc., nonmembers in exercise of right not to participate in employee organization; pp. 5-8.