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Guidance

Presentation Audience

Steps for filing a Petition

Step 1.  Complete NLRB Form 502* 

(Please contact an information officer at your nearest Regional Office for assistance.) 

 

Step 2.  Gather the blank NLRB Form 505 – Statement of Position and NLRB Form 4812 – Description of Procedures

 

Step 3.  E-mail, fax, overnight deliver, or hand deliver the signed and dated NLRB Form 502, blank NLRB Form 505 – Statement of Position, and NLRB Form 4812 – Description of Procedures to the employer and any other involved labor organization.

 

Step 4.  Complete NLRB Form 5544 – Certificate of Service of Petition.

 

Step 5.  E-File, fax, overnight deliver, or hand deliver to the Regional Office the signed and dated NLRB Form 502, the signed and dated NLRB Form 5544 – Certificate of Service of Petition, and the showing of interest in support of the petition. Do NOT send the showing of interest to the employer or labor organization. To file a petition, a copy of the showing of interest is sufficient. *Note: If filing an electronic showing of interest, follow the procedures outlined in GC Memorandum 15-08:  Guidance Memorandum on Electronic Signatures.

 

Step 6.  Within two business days, mail, overnight deliver, or hand deliver the original showing of interest to the Regional Office. 

 

* Other less commonly used petition forms can be found here.