UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
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800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Charging party alleged that union violated duty of fair representation by refusing to process her grievance. Board affirmed that a union is not required to process a grievance if the chances for success are minimal. Here, delay in filing grievance did not affect the outcome nor did presentation of the grievance to the executive board rather than the grievance committee. Charge dismissed because charging party failed to demonstrate that union’s decision was arbitrary, discriminatory, or in bad faith.