Is the union liable for changing the settlement date from 10/23/2010 to a later date--causing me to lose sick pay and benefits? Hasn't the union, by this delay action overstepped their bounds and my rights and caused me damage to my work reputation and status at work as an innocent victim of postal capricious prosecution and money in pay and benefits from 4/2010 until 1/11?
Florida is a "right to work" state. Labor here has few rights. The union has control of all negotiations, but, my question is two-fold--once the settlement is reached; does the union have the right to rewrite the agreement to my detriment? And, I stated to the union that I want arbitration to eliminate this union power of settlement. You see, the union has handled other cases "for me" and they are all alike--the settlement is "no pay or benefits for time out of work and go back to work."
Thanks for the "right to work" information.
To answer your question: I don't know whether it was signed or not. I never saw it. Seeing the document is not offered to us. Evidence of the settlement now rests with my conversation with the union president when he told me of the settlement and my calls in to the "system" to report my absence for medical reasons. There must be a paper trail of that, and union witnesses (the secretary who must handle certain documents and the shop steward who is informed of all such business.
Thanks again for your opinions. However, this does not answer my query. I already suspected fiduciary failure. I need to know whether to pursue. Only a knowledgeable Florida expert can do that. I believe that you are not in Florida, but use general contract knowledge. Good, but not sufficient.
Sorry. This did not get to my goal. I know I will have to pay some local lawyer to get to my goal. Thanks for trying, but this forum is insufficient.
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