Reed v. United Transportation Union, et al.

Topic(s): 
Union Democracy
Docket Number: 
87-1031
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Question Presented:

In a suit by a union member solely against his union to enforce his right of free speech, should the Court deviate from the normal federal rule, which requires it to borrow the most analogous state statute of limitations, and instead rely on the six-month period for filing charges under the National Labor Relations Act, which is borrowed for "hybrid" duty of fair representation actions by an employee against both his employer and his union?