Decision 1223E – East Side Teachers Association, CTA/NEA (Hernandez)
Decision Date: October 20, 1997
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Description: Employee appealed dismissal of unfair practice charge against union for failing to assist him with a grievance.
Disposition: Dismissed. Employee failed to show Union decision on arbitrating grievance was unreasonable or devoid of rational basis.
Perc Vol: 21
Perc Index: 28164
800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Union's duty of fair representation is limited to contractually based remedies under the union's exclusive control (San Francisco Classroom Teachers Association (Chestangue) (1985) PERB Decision No. 544); p. 3, warning letter. Union does not have obligation to notify an employee that noncontractual remedy exists (University Council, AFT (Ning-Ping Chan) (1994) PERB Decision No. 1062-H); p. 4, warning letter.