UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
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800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Although union representative may have abandoned charging party when she left her employment with the union, her departure is not shown to have caused charging party to forfeit her grievances due to lapse of time or other circumstances; p. 5, warning letter. Failure to notify charging party of the departure of the union representative amounts at most to negligence; p. 5, warning letter. The filing of a grievance does not bind the union to proceed with it through all steps of the process.