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File a representation or decertification petition

This petition may be filed by a union seeking to represent employees, employees seeking to decertify a union, or an employer seeking to determine the appropriate bargaining representative.

Department of Labor Relations

The Details of File a representation or decertification petition

What you need for File a representation or decertification petition

Petitioners filing representation and decertification petitions are required to file a showing of interest as follows:

  • A petitioner seeking to represent a proposed bargaining unit of employees who are not currently represented must submit a showing of interest of 30%
  • A petitioner seeking to represent a proposed bargaining unit of employees who are currently represented must submit a showing of interest of 50%
  • A petitioner seeking to decertify the incumbent union must submit a showing of interest of 50%
  • A showing of interest may not be filed electronically or by fax

How to file File a representation or decertification petition

  1. Fill out the form
  2. Electronically sign the form and the certificate of service
  3. Follow the instructions to electronically submit a copy to the employer representative or the union representative
  4. Follow the instructions to electronically submit a copy to the DLR
  5. Mail or hand-deliver the original showing of interest to the DLR at 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114
  1. Fill out the form
  2. Sign the form and the certificate of service
  3. Send a copy of the form to the employer representative or the union representative
  4. Mail the form and the original showing of interest to the DLR at 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114
  1. Fill out the form
  2. Sign the form and the certificate of service
  3. Send a copy of the form to the employer representative or the union representative
  4. Deliver the form and showing of interest to the DLR at 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114

Downloads for File a representation or decertification petition

Contact for File a representation or decertification petition

Address
Main Office
19 Staniford Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Springfield Office (by appointment only)
Springfield State Office Building, 436 Dwight Street, Room 206, Springfield, MA 01103
Fax
(617) 626-7157

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