UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION – Mode or Adequacy of Representation/Advocacy
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800.05000 – Mode or Adequacy of Representation/Advocacy
Charge failed to provide sufficient facts to show how handling of grievance over lunch breaks was arbitrary or in bad faith, where union successfully resolved dispute; charge failed to provide sufficient facts to show charging party requested assistance from union over alleged unjustified writeup; union generally does not have a duty to pursue a union member’s race-based civil rights claims unless the collective bargaining agreement contains a non-discrimination clause or if the agreement itself is discriminatory; charge failed to establish duty of union to pursue discrimination claims.