if my union rep doesn’t do much for me what can I do?

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if my union rep doesn’t do much for me what can I do?

My employer owes me around 50
hours of labor. I worked my regular
contract hours and this is extra time
I’ve worked I haven’t been paid. My
union rep claimed that he’s been doing
his job, however, I have yet to receive
my money from my job or get an
update from my Union rep. According
to him I was supposed to ‘have this
settled back a few months ago when I
my employer saw that what they
deemed a mistake on their part. ‘ I
work as a Teacher Aide at a high
school. So my question is what can I
do if my Union rep doesn’t do anything
to respond to my emails or texts? What
can I do?

Asked on July 11, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If your union rep is not providing adequate representation, it would be advisable to contact a labor law attorney.
You can find a labor law attorney online or in the Yellow Pages or you can get a referral from your County Bar Association.


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