What does signing a union card mean?

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A union authorization card is signed by an employee to indicate the employee’s desire to be represented by the union.

How many signatures do you need to start a union?

If a majority of workers wants to form a union, they can select a union in one of two ways: If at least 30% of workers sign cards or a petition saying they want a union, the NLRB will conduct an election.

How do union cards work?

If the union collects enough cards, there will be no election and there will be no vote. Then your signature on the authorization card is your vote for the union. But if the union does not get enough cards, and there is an election, you may vote your opinion as of the date of the election.

What are union authorization cards used for?

A union authorization card/petition is a legal document that can give a union the exclusive right to speak and act on your behalf with regard to wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment at PhilaU.

Are union cards legally binding?

A signed union card is a legal binding contract between you and the union. Like any contract, there are rights and obligations on each side.

What are the pros and cons of unions?

Pro 1: Unions provide worker protections.

  • Pro 2: Unions promote higher wages and better benefits.
  • Pro 3: Unions are economic trend setters.
  • Pro 4: Political organizing is easier.
  • Con 2: Labor unions discourage individuality.
  • Con 3: Unions make it harder to promote and terminate workers.
  • Con 4: Unions can drive up costs.

Do union cards expire?

Once a union authorization card is signed, the cards are generally considered valid for approximately 12 months – but there is no firm rule on when your signature expires. Employees do have the right to ask for their card back, and by doing so, they can revoke their signature.

Can you Unsign a union card?

It is illegal for a union to restrict your right to revoke a union authorization card that you signed. You may revoke any union authorization card you have signed by signing a letter, card, petition, or other document stating that you do not support the union, or that you support another union.

What happens if I don’t strike with my union?

The Union constitution provides for fines and/or assessments to be levied against any union member that either crosses the picket line or refuses to take part in strike activities. Crossing the picket line or failure to participate in the strike will result in loss of union seniority.

What happens when a union contract is voted down?

If the tentative agreement is rejected, the union may demand that the employer resume bargaining to resolve the issue(s) causing member rejection, a strike might be considered, or a re-vote could occur – all with the goal of reaching a voluntary binding contract.

What does signing an union authorization card mean?

An authorization card is a form signed by an employee to designate a union as his or her bargaining agent. The union authorization card is legally binding on the employee, despite any claims the union may make to the contrary.

What are union cards?

Definition of union card. 1 : a card certifying personal membership in good standing in a labor union. 2 : something that resembles a union card especially in being necessary for employment or in providing evidence of in-group status.

What is an union credit card?

A credit union credit card is issued by a credit union rather than a bank. Credit unions are nonprofit organizations that allow members to borrow from pooled deposits at low-interest rates. Major credit card issuers, on the other hand, are for-profit banks that must always keep their stockholders in mind when making decisions.