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
Union statements published in the union newspaper that do not appear to have a substantial impact on the charging party's relationship with his employer, do not state a prima facie violation of the duty of fair representation; p. 1, warning letter. Speech activity by the union is accorded generous protection so long as it is related to matters of legitimate concern; the expression of views or opinion does not evidence an unfair practice unless there is a threat of reprisal or promise of benefit; p. 2, warning letter.