UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
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800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Absent bad faith, discrimination, or arbitrary conduct, mere negli- gence or poor judgment in handling a grievance does not constitute a breach of the duty of fair representation; p. 5. Union may exercise its discretion to determine how far to pursue a grievance in the employee's behalf as long as it does not arbitrarily ignore a meritorious grievance, or process it in a perfunctory manner; p. 5. Union is not required to process an employee's grievance if the chances for success are minimal; p. 5.