HOW TO START AN ORGANIZATIONAL DRIVE If you and your co-workers are not under union contract, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
First you should contact a Teamsters Local Union in your area.
FILING A PETITION FOR A UNION ELECTION
Generally, in order to file a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the petition must be accompanied by evidence demonstrating that the petition has the support of at least 30% of your fellow employees. (Join the Teamsters- see authorization form). After you gather at least 30% of the signatures required you can petition the NLRB for an election, at which time it would require 51% of the eligible voters that are present to vote on union representation.
After the cards are signed you can petition the National Labor Relations Board go to: http://www.nlrb.gov/ They can answer any questions you may have. You can also contact us at:
PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF TEAMSTERS 1-800-474-0766
The NLRB normally excludes from voting eligibility all managers, supervisors, and guards. (although guards may be included in their own bargaining unit). Professional employees are excluded from units of non-professional employees unless professionals vote in a NLRB election to be included with non-professionals.
YOU ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE ACT The law protects you from discharge or discipline because of your interest in the Teamsters. Section 8(a) (3) of the Act makes it unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you in regard to tenure or any other condition of employment in order to discourage your interest in the Teamsters.
You will be made whole for any damages, including lost wages which you suffered. If you are fired because of your interest in or activities on behalf of the Teamsters, the law will make the employer reinstate you with all rights and with full back pay!
IBT Organizing Assistance Request Form -Click Button
For more detailed information about joining the Teamsters click on the above button to visit the International Brotherhood of Teamsters