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File a written majority authorization petition (WMA)

This petition may be filed by a union seeking to represent employees who are not currently represented, and who have signed written majority authorization cards.

Department of Labor Relations

The Details of File a written majority authorization petition (WMA)

What you need for File a written majority authorization petition (WMA)

Written majority authorization evidence may be in card or petition form and must be signed and individually dated.  It must include the following language:

I, (FULL NAME & JOB CLASSIFCATION), designate (PRINT OR TYPE NAME OF EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION) as my representative for the purposes of collective bargaining.  I certify that this designation is my free act and deed and is given without consideration.

SIGN AND DATE

If the petitioned-for unit consists of both professional and non-professional employees, all professional employees must include an additional statement (either on the card/petition itself or on an accompanying signed and dated document) that they agree to be included in a collective bargaining unit consisting of both professional and nonprofessional employees.

Signatures must be dated within 12 months prior to the filing of the petition.

How to file File a written majority authorization petition (WMA)

  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 written majority authorization cards 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 written majority authorization cards 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 the original written majority authorization cards to the DLR at 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114

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Contact for File a written majority authorization petition (WMA)

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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