3rd Party Card Check Services

We're often called by union locals to perform this service. If you're interested in having the Labor Guild perform a Third Party Card Check for your organization, please contact us.

“Card check” is a method for employees to become represented by a labor union. Generally, card check requires the employer’s consent. If a majority of employees in a bargaining unit sign authorization forms, or "cards," stating they wish to be represented by the union and the employer agrees, a check of the cards by an independent third party can result in bargaining representative status for the union. Since the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) became law in 1935, card check has been an alternative to the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) election process. Although a successful NLRB election also requires more than 50% support, a petition for an NLRB election only requires 30% support. There, the NLRB conducts a secret ballot election after authorization cards are submitted, and the Board determines that the union has made a “showing of interest” (i.e., 30% support). In both cases, the employer never sees the authorization cards or any information that would disclose how individual employees voted.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_check

And per the Teamsters, it’s:

“Procedure whereby signed authorization cards are checked against a list of employees in a prospective bargaining unit to determine if the union has majority status. The employer may recognize the union on the basis of this card check without the necessity of a formal election. Often conducted by an outside party, e.g., a respected member of the community.” https://teamster.org/member-resources/definitions-common-labor-terms/#c

“An employer can agree to union certification without an election. In a card check certification, a mutually-agreed-to third party (such as a Federal Mediator, a City Councilman, or a Mayor) verifies the authorization cards as authentic. If a majority of the employees have signed cards saying they wish to be represented by IBEW Local 1245, as verified by the third party, then the union is recognized as the legal bargaining representative for the employees and the employer is required to sit down and bargain in good faith. The names of the individuals who signed authorization cards remain confidential–they are not shared with the employer by the third party.” https://ibew1245.com/get-organized/how-do-people-form-a-union

Yes we can! We are often called by union locals to perform this service. We are happy to assist you in this matter. 

If you are interested in having the Labor Guild perform a Third Party Card Check, please contact us by email at office@laborguild.com, or by phone Monday-Friday, 9A-5P EST, at 781-340-7887.