Representation:  Public Employee Certification

An employee organization may be eligible for certification as the exclusive representative for an appropriate unit of employees by filing the following documents with the Bureau:

  1. Petition for Certification of Exclusive Representative.

  2. Providing a copy of its constitution or bylaws which conform to Minn. Stat. 179A.03, subd. 6, and Minnesota Rules Part 5510.0410, subpart 1(A).

  3. Filing valid authorization cards signed and dated by at least 30 percent of the employees within the proposed unit in accordance with Minnesota Rules Part 5510.0810 (see sample below).

Upon receipt of all completed documents, an investigation will be initiated and if necessary a public hearing will be held to secure testimony and/or evidence pertinent to the request. If the proposed bargaining unit is found to be appropriate, and the petition is supported by the required showing of interest (Minn. Rules 5510.0310, Subp. 20), an election will be conducted by the Bureau to determine whether eligible employees wish to be exclusively requested by the petitioning employee organization. In order to be certified as an exclusive representative a majority of eligible employees who vote in the election must cast ballots in support of the petitioning employee organization.

Questions concerning procedures for filing a certification petition may be directed to Janet Johnson - - 651-649-5426 - janet.johnson@state.mn.us

SAMPLE AUTHORIZATION CARD

Name of Employee Organization _________________________________

Address of Employee Organization _______________________________

I hereby authorize (Name of Employee Organization) to represent me in matters relating to my terms and conditions of employment.

PRINT:________________________________________________________
              First Name                         Middle Name                           Last Name

(Optional) _____________________________________________________
                  Address

(Optional) _____________________________________________________
                  City                                          State                                 Zip Code

(Optional) _____________________________________________________                     Department/Division Job Classification

_______________________________ Signature

_______________________________ Date Signed