I was illegally terminated from my past job back in 2009, it was a union position so the union filed a grievence. Back in 2014, it came to a settlement where I received back pay, but when it first started I told the union rep I wanted to file a lawsuit against the county because of being blamed for stealing money and also being harassed until my termination. I was told by the union I could not file a lawsuit until the case with the union was settled. She told me no matter how long it takes, I can file a lawsuit as long as the arbitration was settled. I am still going thru the assumption that I was the one that stole the money, but thru the whole thing, the union didnt want to hear it, also, i was told right from the beginning that unemployment will be taken out of any settlement i get from the county, I was told that numerous times, and now they tell me, they have nothing to do with unemploment payments, as i keep receiving letters from unemplyment about an overpayment. The letters are saying they can and may press charges but the union rep as well as the union attorney say they have nothing to do with the unemployment. Why tell me that will be the first thing paid and I get the remainder if thats not the case? And Im tired of hearing comments like "you were fired when the money from the office went missing", even thought the deputy prothonotary plead guilty to the theft. Can I file a lawsuit against the Union? Please let me know? Thank you, ***** ***** XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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