8 Simple Steps in Forming a Union

Step 1: Reach out to one of our experienced organizers to discuss what you would like to accomplish.

Step 2: Reach a majority of workers interested in being represented by UFCW 8-Golden State by filling out an Authorization for Representation Card. (Reminder, this does not mean you are joining the union yet).

Step 3: Once a strong majority is established, file a petition with the National Relations Board (NLRB) to conduct a secret ballot election.

Step 4: Vote Union Yes on election day. (Strictly confidential).

Step 5: After a simple majority has voted YES to authorize UFCW 8-Golden State as your exclusive bargaining representative, we will ask for your input in drafting contract proposals of those issues most important to you.

Step 6: We then begin to schedule meetings with your employer to negotiate a contract on your behalf. Your employer must bargain in good faith.

Step 7: Once a contract is agreed upon by both the Union and the Employer, you will then have the opportunity to vote Yes or No to accept that contract.

Step 8: After the contract is accepted by you and a majority of your co-workers, you will then and only then become a member of UFCW 8-Golden State.


Are you ready to take the first step?

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