The underwriters at Euclid Specialty have dedicated our careers to serving the labor movement by providing quality insurance protection for labor leaders.
Over the years, we have seen two trends in professional liability insurance for labor-related entities. The first is the collective bargaining exclusion in most non-profit insurance policies issued to labor entities, leaving labor leaders without coverage for their core professional responsibilities. The second is the need for better education in the insurance community as to the scope of the duty of fair representation for union leaders. Most of us have a good idea as to the professional responsibilities of doctors, lawyers, and other professionals, but the duty of fair representation remains more mysterious.
We thus asked a prominent labor lawyer at Rivkin Radler to draft a white paper that explains the scope of the duty of fair representation and provides risk management advice as to how labor leaders can prevent and prepare for a fair representation claim.
We hope that this white paper will be useful for our producer partners and their labor union clients.
Please take a moment to download the white paper The Duty of Fair Representation: Understanding the Obligation and Preventing the Claim.