UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
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800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Union did not breach its duty of fair representation under “pattern of conduct” theory. Despite its failure to provide employee with grievance responses, appeal one grievance within contractual time limits and appeal another grievance at all, the union’s overall pattern of conduct was one of assistance to the employee.