ISTA Status as Exclusive Representative


When ISTA is selected by the majority of employees in a bargaining unit, it gains through its local affiliates the authority to speak and act on behalf of those employees. This authority is known as as the rule of exclusive representation.


The granting of this right of exclusive representation has led courts throughout the country to impose upon unions in general the duty of fairly representing those employees in the bargaining unit.


This duty only applies to items containted the local collective bargaining agreement.


Indiana Code: Units and Exclusive Representatives IC 20-29-5