UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DEFENSES – In General
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806.01000 – In General
A union’s failure to inform an employee of its progress in processing her grievance, its failure to respond to the employer’s request for clarification of the grievance, and its failure to notify the employee of the employer’s ultimate response approaches but does not meet the standard for arbitrariness under state and federal precedent. CUE reasonably understood that arbitration was not available under the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement and is not evidence of breach of the duty of fair representation.