Organizing a Union

Workers seeking to form a union at their workplace should talk to their co-workers to build support about issues they are facing.  Often workers do this through forming an organizing committee.  Workers can contact UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO for support and guidance.

A group of workers seeking to organize a union should gather union authorization cards/petitions from their co-workers to show support for forming a union.  Union authorization cards are documents that workers sign expressing their support for union representation.

Once the organizing committee has support for the union from majority of workers, the group can petition for an NLRB election. At this point, the organizers should be talking to their coworkers to continue to build support leading up to the election.

If the election is successful, the employer is then required by law to bargain in good faith over working conditions.

Basic Steps to Forming a Union through an NLRB Election

  1. Contact UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO and ask an organizer for assistance
  2. Have at least 30% of your coworkers sign union authorization cards
  3. File a petition for a union election with the NLRB
  4. If the union wins 50% + 1 of the votes cast, your employer must bargain in good faith over working conditions
  5. Begin bargaining!