Recertification Elections

Recertification Elections

What is recertification?

Recertification is the process whereby all employees that are part of the bargaining unit (whether members of the association or not) must vote to retain the association as the certified bargaining representative for purposes of negotiating the Master Contract and consultation with the district concerning the handbook and teaching and learning issues.

Why does our local need to hold a recertification election?

The  2017 law requires a recertification election to establish the association’s legal ability to remain the bargaining agent for the Master Contract.  Elections need to take place approximately one year before your contract expires.

What does it mean to vote YES?

Voting YES to recertify means the employee wishes to maintain the current bargaining agent (local association/ISEA as the representative for the Master Contract. This vote has nothing to do with joining the association. All employees of the bargaining unit must vote – association members and potential members. Failure to vote in this election is a NO vote.

What recertification is not:

Recertification does NOT affect your association’s ability to remain an active local association, or to provide members with access to representation and legal services.

Need additional resources?

A recertification message from ISEA President Tammy Wawro.

Here is a link to the ISEA Recertification Guide (members only).

Thirteen local associations had successful recertification votes in September. Congratulations to all!

This is a list of local associations that have recertification votes from Oct. 10-24, 2017.

If you have other questions about recertification, please contact your UniServ Director.

Step-by-step guide to voting online.