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1) On the grievance filed, you are entitled to know the status of that grievance and the union should tell you what that status would be. Also, based on the timing of the bad treatment you are receiving, you need to inform the union as this appears to be retaliation against you for filing that grievance (which can also be a part of the new grievance you file).
2) If the person hearing your grievance has a personal connection to anyone involved in your case, such as you describe, it is a conflict of interest and the union should bring this up to his supervisor to get another person to hear your case. If they do not, this is a ground to raise in your demand for arbitration and would be for the arbitrator to decide.
3) Again, if you have proof they are dating, this makes him biased and as such he should not be involved in hearing the case and it should be brought to the attention of the employer.
4) Again, if you do not win on the grievance, you would file for unemployment and then go to an appeal hearing if the employer tries to dispute your claim for benefits. As far as getting a pro bono lawyer, that is not really provided by the state, you have to go through legal aid and also contact the state bar about the pro bono programs you have in your area to find a pro bono attorney to assist you if you lose at arbitration. Up through arbitration, the union is supposed to provide an attorney to represent you.
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