A petition abandoning the status of exclusive representative must contain a statement that clearly indicates that the exclusive representative no longer wishes to represent the appropriate unit at the expiration of the contract or the one-year certification period.
An exclusive representative may abandon its status effective on or after the expiration of the labor contract or effective on or after the expiration of a one-year period from the date of certification, whichever is later.
An exclusive representative abandoning its status retains the rights and obligations under the act and under the labor contract until its expiration.
A notice of abandonment must be served in writing upon the commissioner and the employer.
If abandonment occurs, there shall be no bar to the conduct of a certification election.
MS s 179A.04
9 SR 735; L 1987 c 186 s 15
June 11, 2008