Synopsis By: Goldstein - Proceeding Author: Irving M. Friedman

The author asserts that, increasingly, courts are expanding the scope of the DFR to require types of relief which, if unchecked, may severely hamper unions in the performance of their duties. Specifically, if unions are required to pursue expensive litigation on behalf of individual members, a burden will be placed on their financial resources and their time, assets that should be conserved for the benefit of the entire membership. A historical perspective is given.