Recertification information and resources for 2019



Vote YES to Support Your Colleagues and RECERTIFY so we continue to have a representative voice on cost-of-living pay increases and other matters of concern.

Voting begins: Noon on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Voting ends: Noon on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The recertification vote is conducted via telephone or online voting. Please follow these steps to cast your anonymous ballot to show your support:

  • Voters who choose to vote online do so by logging onto and following the on-screen instructions for online voting. Make sure you VOTE YES for recertification and submit your vote anytime. Then CONFIRM your vote by selecting “yes” Wait until you are informed that your vote has been successfully processed before leaving the site. Otherwise your vote is simply not counted and therefore you will need to go back and vote again.
  • keypadVoters choosing to call the recertification voting line dial: 1-866-458-9862 (toll free) anytime.
  • When prompted, confirm your identity by entering the first 4 letters of your LAST NAME, then the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. The image to the right shows which letters are associated with the telephone keypad numbers.
  • You will then be asked “Do you want to continue to be represented by (the name of your current union) for the purpose of collective bargaining?”
  • When prompted, VOTE YES to recertify your union; after voting, STAY ON THE LINE. Do not HANG UP until you receive a “thank you” Otherwise your vote is simply not counted and therefore you will need to go back and vote again. The same is true for interrupted calls – you must repeat your call and vote again to be counted.

Additional Information:

  • Your vote is secret;
  • All employees in a bargaining unit vote, not just union members;
  • The union needs to win 51% of all unit employees to recertify, which means that not voting is the same as voting no. Your colleagues need your support, so please vote YES.
  • Employees experiencing trouble using the telephonic or online voting system, can call 1-800-529-5218 during the hours of 10 am to 6 pm Monday-Friday.

Recertification resources:
(Note: These are Microsoft Word documents, and some of these files may require you to customize them by making changes to listed school districts, local associations, regional directors, etc.)