13.0.01 Representation Rights and Limitations
(a) Local 1000 will provide representation, within the limitations set forth in this Policy File, to state/represented employees based upon their status as follows:
- Members within a bargaining unit for which Local 1000 is the exclusive agent, have the full right to good faith representation without charge in any employment-related matter.
- Members of affiliate organizations have such rights to representation as set forth in their affiliation agreement with Local 1000 as permitted by law.
- Nonmembers, only to the extent such representation is required by law.
(b) Local 1000 has the right to make fair and impartial decisions as to the merits of a particular request for representation including, but not limited to decisions:
- Whether to undertake representation;
- Whether to discontinue representation at any time;
- Whether to recommend that a matter be settled prior to exhaustion of the applicable administrative procedures;
- Whether to refuse to continue representation in the event that its recommendation of settlement is not satisfactory to the employee;
- Whether to seek judicial relief and redress for a particular matter in addition to or in lieu of representation through any or all of the available administrative procedures; and
- Whether to discontinue its representation in judicial proceedings at any point prior to their exhaustion.
(c ) Representation will not be provided to members in matters resulting from events which occurred prior to the date of their application for membership, their employment in state service, or employment for which Local 1000 is the exclusive representative, unless required by law.
(d) Representation in court is not automatically afforded. If representation is denied, such denial may be appealed to the Local 1000 President.