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The individual employee’s rights under the collective bargaining agreement: What constitutes fair representation

A panel presentation of the union’s duty of fair representation. Professor Summers discusses Vaca v. Sipes, traces the origin of the duty of fair representation [“DFR”] in contract negotiations and…

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An examination of the functioning of the Teamsters joint grievance committees, and how those committees fall short of established standards for adjudicatory processes. Inadequacy of evidence, use of ex parte…

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A description of the nature and operation of four and five-member boards in the airline industry and the circumstances in which use of bipartite boards is considered appropriate. Treatment of…

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A description of tripartite airline system boards of adjustment, and changes in their functioning that resulted from Railway Labor Act mandates and collective-bargaining agreements. Case law in which NLRB decisions…

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