An “authorization card” is a short legal document that says we want UPTE-CWA 9119 to be our exclusive bargaining representative (a labor union that employees choose to represent our workplace interests).
When enough Student Services Professional (SSP) employees sign cards, we will file them with California’s Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the government agency that oversees labor relations at UC. PERB will then schedule an election. (If a majority of eligible SSP employees sign a card, there will be no need for an election.)
• Download the card
• Fill it out – Be sure to sign and date it!
• Contact UPTE at info@sspUPTE.org to arrange for a convenient pickup OR
• Mail the card to the UPTE office by following the instructions on the downloaded card.
When we’ve gathered enough cards, we will submit them directly to California’s Public Employment Relations Board, the government agency that oversees labor relations at the University of California. They will schedule an election. If 50% of the employees sign a card, there is no need for an election.