Decision 0438E – United Teachers of Los Angeles (Buller)
Decision Date: November 21, 1984
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 8
Perc Index: 15227
800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Allegation that exclusive representative refused to take employee grievance to arbitration does not state a prima facie violation of DFR. Employee does not have absolute right to have grievance taken to arbitration. Exclusive representative's refusal was not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith. Allegation that exclusive representative was less aggressive than charging party would like does not state violation to DFR. Quality of representation did not reach level of negligence, and certainly was not arbitrary. R.A. dismissal upheld.