Decision 0258E – United Teachers of Los Angeles (Collins)
Decision Date: November 17, 1982
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 7
Perc Index: 14004
800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Absent bad faith, discrimination, or arbitrary conduct, mere negli- gence or poor judgment in handling a grievance does not constitute a breach of the duty of fair representation; p. 5. Union may exercise its discretion to determine how far to pursue a grievance in the employee's behalf as long as it does not arbitrarily ignore a meritorious grievance, or process it in a perfunctory manner; p. 5. Union is not required to process an employee's grievance if the chances for success are minimal; p. 5.
801.01000 – In General
Assertion of a prima facie violation of section 3543.6(b) must allege conduct of an employee organization that tends to or does result in some harm to employee rights under EERA; some connection must be shown between the employee organization's conduct and the employee's rights under EERA; p. 7.