Petition to Decertify Exclusive Representative
Public employees may file a petition for an election for decertification of an existing bargaining unit.(2) The petition requires a showing of interest from at least thirty percent (30%) of the employees in the bargaining unit. The showing of interest document must comply with OAR 115-025-0021 (Showing of Interest Requirements) (showing of interest requirements), including by indicating that the signer no longer desires to be represented for purposes of collective bargaining by the recognized or certified representative.(3) The election, contract, and certification bars apply.
The petition may be filed in any open period.(5) If employees vote to decertify their exclusive representative, under the Board’s election bar rules, no new petition for representation may be filed for that group of employees for one year.