An authorization petition is a document signed by multiple employees who authorize UPTE -CWA 9119 as their exclusive bargaining representative or collective bargaining agent. A collective bargaining agent is a labor union that workers elect to represent their interests.
Download, print, and ask your co-workers to sign the petition. Return the petition to your leadership development coordinator or zone contact. Call the office at 888-740-8783 if you need that information.
When we’ve gathered enough signatures, we will submit the petitions 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.