The duty of fair representation (DFR) was initially formulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1940s to protect racial minorities working in the private sector from discrimination by their unions. More recently, the courts have extended the protections afforded by the DFR to state and local government workers. However, the ability of federal employees to invoke this doctrine, specifically under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act as amended, has not yet been resolved. This article examines the case law addressing this issue and argues that federal employee unions, just as unions operating in the private sector and at the state and local levels of government, should be subject to DFR obligations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||International Journal of Public Administration|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business and International Management
- Public Administration