Case Law Related to Duty of Fair Representation


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The duty of fair representation states that:

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1. Why was the Breininger v. Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union No. 6 outcome significant?

2. What was the ruling on Vaca v. Sipes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Employment law focuses on legal precedence and regulations regarding the relationship between employees and employers, and this quiz will determine your knowledge about employment law in reference to some of the most influential cases related to the duty of fair representation. Quiz questions mostly focus on these major cases, but you'll also need to know about the court system and the details about this duty.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessment tools, you can measure what you know about:

  • Responsibility for unions to represent all union and non-union employees fairly
  • Related landmark case that extended the duty of fair representation to the hiring hall
  • The major case that clarified and extended this duty to the grievance procedure
  • According to this key case, the duty could be used for determining damages with discrimination
  • The name of the court that has specifically been involved in these cases

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you improve upon the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the duty of fair representation in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the case that extends this duty with the grievance procedure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which case made this duty usable for determining damages in discrimination cases

Additional Learning

You can gain further insight about this topic by reading the associated lesson, Case Law Related to Duty of Fair Representation. Besides finding answers to questions on the quiz, you can also discover the following:

  • Extended details and background about related landmark cases
  • Further stipulations about the duty of fair representation
  • Potential benefits of unions to non-union members