Been Asked To Sign A Card Lately?
What is a Union Authorization Card? It’s a legally binding document which
the union can use to assert that they represent you without a vote!
Quote from “Labor Guide to Labor Law”:
"The Board rejects the approach of reading an employee’s mind. The express
wording of the card controls. The employee’s subjective understanding, or even
misunderstanding of what the card means, or what the card could be used for,
does not matter."
Signing a card is...
- The first step in pledging your allegiance to the SEIU and their
Constitution and By-Laws and is considered to be an application for
membership in the union.
- An invitation for the SEIU organizers to call and visit you at home.
- A show of support to the union which encourages more aggressive
organizing efforts by them and only prolongs the attempt to divide us
- Like a power of attorney
- Can be used to petition the NLRB for an election
- In certain circumstances, can be used by the union to get into the
Hospital without an election or even if the union loses the election.
YOU SHOULD NOT SIGN A CARD OUT OF PEER PRESSURE OR MERELY TO GET AN
ELECTION. THE CARD MEANS MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
Know Your Rights - Don’t
Sign Them Away!
The SEIU is on the prowl again looking for unsuspecting
employees to prey upon. DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING!!
Unless you know for certain what it is. The union
organizers will try to trick you into signing a card,
making you think it is for more information. In reality,
it is a vote for the union.
Now, President Obama
through the NLRB has given SEIU (and other unions) the
represent employees just from signature cards from
the workforce - WITHOUT A VOTE!! That's right! We could find
ourselves represented by a union that we never asked for
- and never had the opportunity to vote NO against.
Be diligent! Be aware!! Let's sent the SEIU packing
like we did the first time they came knocking on our
Collective Bargaining Quiz
Take the quiz
and check out the facts about collective bargaining before you
send part of your paycheck to the SEIU.
Union Security – What Is It?
Union Security Clauses are the life blood of unions and they
work hard to negotiate them into contracts. It’s the part of the
contract that requires members of the bargaining unit to pay
Here’s what the law says - “The Act permits…a union and an
employer to make an agreement called a union-security agreement,
which requires employees to make certain payments to the union
in order to retain their jobs….” (Basic Guide to The National
Labor Relations Act, Pg. 2, Union Security)
What does all of this mean to you? - Quite simply, it means if
the union is voted in, and they succeed in getting a security
clause, you will have to pay dues just to keep your job. Often,
union security clauses in contracts will also provide a way for
the union to have you fired if you fall too far behind in your
Is it worth it? Only you can make that decision. You must also
think about what the union might trade away in negotiations in
order to get what it needs – your hard earned money. Management
would bargain in good faith but can’t be forced to agree to
anything that the union proposes. To get what it needs, the
union might trade away things that are important to you.