UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Scope of Duty; Internal Union Affairs
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800.04000 – Scope of Duty; Internal Union Affairs
The duty of fair representation extends only to union activities that have a substantial impact on the relationship of the unit members to their employer. Charging party failed to demonstrate that the union's internal activities concerning the ratification process had a substantial impact on the relationship of unit members to their employer; p. 3, warning letter. A union is allowed substantial leeway in its internal procedures for developing negotiations strategy, selection of a negotiating team and final contract ratification; pp. 4-5, warning letter.