im an rn and my union representative did not do a good job representing me . my union rep. called me and told me that my employer offered $17, 500. whe i told her Iwant her to worked on my medical insurance also since I have worked for 13 yrs. she sound annoyed and never called me back. what is my chance of getting my money back. since the union rep totally stop communicating with me . pls answer
Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to answer your question because we have no idea about the terms of your collective bargaining agreement and the basis for the offer of severance.
Generally, severance payments are not required by law, and an employer therefore has no duty to offer you anything. However, it is possible that your collective bargaining agreement has some provision for it making it a contractual imperative for your employer. There is no way for anyone on this site to know based on your factual statement. Where severance is not a contractual right, it is simply a negotiation, where the employer offers money in exchange for a release and perhaps some other promises from the employee.
If your union has stopped negotiating for you for real, perhaps you should make contact with the company directly (no guarantees this will work if there are requirements in place for exclusive union representation). Otherwise, try to communicate with the union through other channels to try to get satisfaction.
Good luck to you.
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