9 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2011
Date Written: 1984
The Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute sets forth union guidelines for collective bargaining representation in the federal sector. A labor organization with recognized exclusivity is responsible for the non-discriminatory representation of all bargaining unit employees without regard to union membership. In National Treasury Employees Union v. Federal Labor Relations Authority, a case of first impression, the court considered whether a federal employees union may, in accordance with statutory obligations, consider union membership in determining the type of representation it provides to individual employees. The court held that by denying non-union members attorney representation and substituting representation by a shop steward or chapter official, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) committed an unfair labor practice and violated the duty of fair representation. This Article discusses the above case.
Keywords: labor law, attorney representation, unions, employee representation, National Treasury Employees Union v. Federal Labor Relations Authority, labor and employment law
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Cohen, Beth, Union Must Provide Attorney Representation Without Regard to Union Membership -- National Treasury Employees Union v. Federal Labor Relations Authority (1984). Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. 18, p. 845, 1984. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1971854