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
A union's duty of fair representation is limited to contractually based remedies under the union's exclusive control; p. 4, warning letter. The union is not obligated to represent its bargaining unit members in a forum where employees can represent themselves and are entitled to a hearing pursuant to district regulations, rather than through a collective bargaining agreement. Thus, refusing to assist charging party in this forum is not a violation of the EERA; p. 4, warning letter.