Suing the union

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Latest post 08-16-2013 4:58 AM by Dina Doyle. 2 replies.
  • 08-23-2008 11:27 PM

    Question [=?] Suing the union

    I have huge problems with the union. The union definitely works along the employer against me, a union member who pays the dues.
    Why is so difficult to sue the union? Why the unions are so privileged? Only the facts in the last six months matter, why only six months, so the unions could do whatever they want?

    Any recommendations how to sue this union crap? I trusted the unions, but this one is 100% corrupted and against my interests. It's a shame and a disgrace!
  • 08-29-2008 1:06 PM In reply to

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    re: Suing the union

    The union is there to enforce the collective bargaining agreement between the employer and the employees. It is their duty to enforce the terms and conditions of that agreement even if the result will harm one of their members. The union looks out for what is best for the membership as a whole, not based on the individual.

    The current process to sue a union would be as an unfair labor practice charge against the union. The charge is commonly known as "Failure to Represent". All unfair labor practice charges under the National Labor Relations Act have a time limit to file. The union has no special protection. If they intentionally act against you without a bonafide reason to do so, they are subject to an unfair labor practice charge.

    It is not difficult to sue the union, but it is difficult to be successful, just as it is in most law suits. Anyone can sue, but to win the lawsuit is often difficult.
  • 08-16-2013 4:58 AM In reply to

    re: Suing the union

    I sued my union and the federal judge ruled against the union, the trial against the employer is coming finally in 2014. Now, the union acts like they are going to trial but they have been ruled against. The issue now is I don't have an attorney, so the process is complicated. So, if anyone one know of a excellent employment attorney email me, thanks.

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