CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; LIMITATION PERIOD FOR FILING CHARGE – In General
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1101.01000 – In General
In cases alleging a breach of the duty of fair representation, the six-month statutory limitations period begins to run on the date when the charging party, in the exercise of reasonable diligence, knew or should have known that further assistance from the union was unlikely. Here, the ALJ credited AFSCME’s representatives’ testimony over charging party’s in regards to when charging party received notice that AFSCME did not intend to pursue her grievance further. AFSCME informed charging party that it would not pursue her grievance at the latest on January 16. The statute began to run in January 2006 and expired in July 2006. Charging party did not file the present charge until August 25, 2006.