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A copy of every petition filed at the Board is posted on the MLRB Bulletin Board. Petitions are used to request a Board hearing in order to establish a new bargaining unit or to alter an existing one. Petitions may also be filed to request that the Board conduct a bargaining agent election to either certify a union or association as the bargaining representative for the unit or to decertify a union.
When the Board schedules an evidentiary hearing to resolve an issue regarding the composition of a bargaining unit, the employer is provided notices of the hearing to post at the work place. These notices are also posted on the MLRB Bulletin Board.
If the Board schedules an evidentiary hearing for a Prohibited Practice Complaint, the parties are sent a letter with the date and time for the hearing. This letter is also posted on the MLRB's Bulletin Board.
The Board provides detailed notices whenever a bargaining agent election is scheduled. The employer must post the election notice at the work site and it is also posted on the MLRB's Bulletin Board. These notices tell the affected employees when the ballots will be mailed and what to do if a ballot is not received.
Election Certifications are the Board's official results of the mail-ballot election to either certify or decertify a bargaining agent. The Certification shows the number eligible voters, the number of votes cast, and the certified outcome.
An employer and a union may agree on the jobs that should be included in a bargaining unit and will file an "Agreement on Appropriate Unit" with the MLRB. Sometimes an employer may voluntarily recognize a union as the exclusive bargaining agent for an established unit. In either case, the MLRB issues notices that the employer must post at the worksite. These notices are also posted on the MLRB's Bulletin Board.
A "Disclaimer" may occur after a collective bargaining agreement has expired and the union no longer wishes to represent the bargaining unit. A "Revocation" of certification may occur after there has been no activity in a bargaining unit for several years.
The website now includes a limited ability to search for recent postings. This is something of a "work in process".