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Request for Recognition Form

What is this form used for? 

This form is used to create a new bargaining unit by the employee organization (union) requesting that the public employer voluntarily recognize that employee organization and that SERB certifies that employee organization as the exclusive representative of certain public employees without an election.   

See O.R.C. 4117.05 and O.A.C. 4117-3-01 through 4117-3-03. 

Who uses the form? 

An employee organization (union) that is seeking to create a new bargaining unit of certain public employees and to be the exclusive representative of that newly-created bargaining unit without an election.  

How do I complete the form? 

Instructions of how to complete the form and a checklist are provided when you download the form.  

Note: A Request for Recognition form must be filed in hard copy by mail or hand delivery along with the showing of interest.