UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
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800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
No prima facie case in allegation that exclusive representative refused to take charging parties' grievance about wage inequity to arbitration. Exclusive representative's refusal was due to conclusion that the potential for success through arbitration was doubtful, that wage inequity was being phased out, and that arbitration of the issue presented potentially negative implications for other bargaining unit members. No allegation to indicate exclusive representative's decision was arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith. R.A. dismissal upheld.