The Union is only obligated to represent all employees in four very specific situations:
1. Contract Negotiations
2. Grievance and Arbitration
3. Weingarten/Investigatory Examinations
4. Formal Meetings/Discussions
The Union has the right to require membership concerning a matter which falls outside of the areas listed above including performance-related matters or after a disciplinary action has been proposed against an employee.
Non-Members may be required to enroll as dues-paying members prior to representation, and may be responsible for some or all of the costs incurred by the Union during the course of representation.