Employees often allege that the union is selling them out. I suppose that sometimes they are right. But no one can evaluate the legal issues raised by that allegation in the absence of facts that support that conclusion and a plain statement of why the union would do that. Over a span of almost 40 years, I have worked for years as a union official in a huge municipal employees' union; as a manager in a huge highly-politicized City; and worked as a legal advisor to both unions and employers -- also as an arbitrator, mediator, fact-finder, legal advisor to all of those and to various employee relations agencies, and presided as Administrative Law Judge on numerous claims and cases involving public employees, employers, union, and employment issues. I have never seen an instance of improper "selling out" by the union. So, all that can be offered here is the obvious: the question: as to why would the union do that? what's in it for the union? And the advice, lay it all out for a skilled and experienced attorney who can dig deep into your allegations for factual support and confirmation.
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You really haven't posted a question or any facts. It sounds like you are really trying to use this forum to find an attorney, but that's not its real function. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to find an employment law attorney in your area. Also, here’s a link to the California Employment Lawyers Association website where you can search for an employment law attorney. CELA attorneys specialize in representing employees and many offer free consultations. Best of luck to you...
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You ask no question so there is nothing to answer. However, this post sounds like you have a great deal of conjecture about motives that are going to be very difficult to prove. Furthermore, you make very broad conclusions. Before you get too worked up about this, you need to locate and consult with an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible to explore your facts and determine your options. I would suggest you look either on this site in the Find a Lawyer section, or go to www.cela.org, the home page for the California Employment Lawyers Association, an organization whose members are dedicated to the representation of employees against their employers.
Good luck to you.
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Consult with a labor lawyer. Good luck!
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