Decision 1604E – United Teachers of Richmond (Holford)

SF-CO-614-E

Decision Date: February 25, 2004

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 28
Perc Index: 91

Decision Headnotes

800.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION
800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration

Charging party alleged that union violated duty of fair representation by refusing to process her grievance. Board affirmed that a union is not required to process a grievance if the chances for success are minimal. Here, delay in filing grievance did not affect the outcome nor did presentation of the grievance to the executive board rather than the grievance committee. Charge dismissed because charging party failed to demonstrate that union’s decision was arbitrary, discriminatory, or in bad faith.