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can i sue my job union for mishandling my case,i was fired from my job for something i didnt do and i grieve through my job union who than took on my grievance with job, at which time couple of meetings was setup, some of those meetings was held and some wasnt for two years off and on, i will call, and at times i was talk to, at times i was told that they was going to call me back and i will expect a call and will not get one and when i try calling i get answering machine, i will leave messages and still wont get no call, i recently went back at the job to meet with the union persons and couple of union board members advice me to sue the union since infact since i left the settle couple of cases.
I DO tend to agree with the suggestion that you sue the union. You have a contract with that union, and in consideration of its obligations to you vis a vis your job with your company, protection of same, due process rights, etc., you paid substantial dues out of every paycheck. So, you paid the union for its services, yet it appears to have failed to provide you some basic services. You will likely want to use an attorney, so consider interviewing many, in the area of employment/union contracts, etc. They are not always easy to find, but if you contact your local bar association, they often have referral lists. You can also do a search under http://www.martindale.com/ . If possible, inquire of the attorney after you meet with him, of the potentiality of a contingent fee arrrangement, where, instead of a retainer and you paying him by the hour ($300+), you agree to pay him 30% or so of whatever award you win. It may be possible to find a lawyer willing to work this arrrangment, but you may have to interview many to find him.
Good luck, I wish you justice here.
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