Withdrawal or Dismissal of Petition
Withdrawal of Petition. A petitioner may withdraw its petition with the approval of the Board or its agent. If a petition is withdrawn after the Recommended Order is issued, the withdrawal will be granted with prejudice and the petitioner may not submit a new petition for the bargaining unit for a period of six months from the date the withdrawal was approved.
Dismissal of Petition. If the Board Determines after an investigation that the petition has not been timely or properly filed, that no valid question concerning the representation of employees exists in an appropriate unit, or that the petition should not be processed for other reasons, it may request the party filing such a petition to withdraw the petition without prejudice or, in the absence of such withdrawal, it may dismiss the petition. Such action may be taken by the Board at any time prior to the closing of the case. A petitioner may, within 14 days of the date of service of the dismissal, request reconsideration of such action by the Board. This request shall contain a complete statement setting forth the facts and reasons upon which the request is based. On its own motion, the Board may or may not hear oral argument on a request for reconsideration. The Board may affirm the dismissal, or set the dismissal aside and remand the matter for hearing.