CR Petition for Representation Election
Under OAR 115-025-0075, after a CC or CU petition for certification without an election has been filed, and employee or group of employees in the proposed bargaining unit may petition the Board for a representation election.

The petition:
  • must be filed within 14 days from the date of the Notice of Card Check (CC or CU) petition.
  • must be accompanied by signed authorization cards reflecting a showing of interest of more than 30%.
There is no fee to file a petition. Staff may answer questions about procedures and applicable laws and rules but cannot provide legal advice.
A petition form may be requested from ERB at (503) 378-6471 or Emprel.board, or it can be downloaded from ERB’s website at ( To download the petition, go to ERB's home page and select Forms from the left navigation bar. Scroll down and select the Petition for Representation or Unit Changes.
To complete the CR petition form, follow the steps below:
Section 1 - check the box for "CR” - Petition for Representation Election
Section 2 (reverse side of form) - provide contact information for the employer and employer’s representative.
Section 3 - provide contact information for current labor organization only if petition is being filed in response to CU petition.
Section 4 - describe the proposed bargaining unit, or existing unit and proposed change.
Section 5 – provide the number of employees in the proposed unit.

Section 6 and 7 - do not apply.

Section 8 – provide any other relevant information relating to this petition.
Authorization Cards (Showing of Interest)
The cards must state that the employees signing the petition request an election to determine if the named labor organization should be certified as the exclusive bargaining representative for the employees designated in the petition. The individual cards must be arranged alphabetically.

Sam​ple Authorization Card
      I request an election to determine if the [labor organization named in CC or CU petition] should be certified as the exclusive representative of employees of [Employer].
Employee Name (Printed)
Employee Signature
Date Employee Signed
File your petition via US Mail or deliver to:
Elections Coordinator
Oregon Employment Relations Board
Old Garfield School Building
528 Cottage St. NE, Ste 400
Salem, OR 97301-3807
Employee Job Title