SEIU Local 509


The first step to build our union is to complete and submit the confidential Union Authorization Card at right. As soon as possible, we will file our cards with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Once we win the NLRB union election, we will begin bargaining for the improvements we want to see on campus.
YES, I want to join together with 4,000 fellow Massachusetts faculty to raise standards for higher education!
To stand with my colleagues — and to win a voice for ourselves and the students we teach — I support forming a union with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 509. I understand this card will be filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to establish the necessary interest to hold a union election.
By winning our union election, my colleagues and I — with SEIU Local 509 as our exclusive collective bargaining agent — will earn the right to bargain as equals with our employer over our pay, working conditions and other conditions of our employment.
By submitting this form, I agree that I meet the following requirements:
  • I am at least 18 years old.
  • I have reviewed the SEIU 509 Privacy Policy. 
Contact Joao (John) Baptista, Director of Organizing, with any questions.


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