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Subpart 1.


Authorization signatures submitted in support of a petition shall be privileged and confidential information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.12, subdivision 6, and may only be withdrawn by the petitioner.

Subp. 2.

Valid authorization signatures.

Authorization signatures submitted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.12, must be in the form of individual authorization cards which include:


a statement clearly reflecting the employee's support for the purpose of the petition;


the clearly printed name of the employee making the authorization;


the signature of the employee; and


the date the employee signed the card.

Authorization cards may contain the name, address, and phone number of an employee organization.

Subp. 3.

Invalid authorization card.

The commissioner shall consider invalid any authorization card which:


does not include the information and statements required by parts 5510.0110 to 5510.2310;


contains statements of explanation, interpretation, or advice;


is modified or altered in any way; or


is dated more than six months prior to the receipt of the petition by the commissioner.

Subp. 4.

Effect of invalid authorization card.

The commissioner shall not include invalid authorization cards in determining whether a petition has the necessary showing of interest. If there is evidence that authorization cards submitted to establish a showing of interest were obtained or submitted in a fraudulent manner, the petition or intervention will be denied and a one-year election bar for that unit shall be applied to the party submitting fraudulent cards.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 179A.04


9 SR 735; L 1987 c 186 s 15

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008