Labor Practice

Filing Requirements For Unions

  • You must be a current or former public employee bringing a complaint on your own behalf. If not, contact our office.
  • If you wish to file a complaint against both the employer and the union, a separate complaint is required for each.
  • Unions can only allege certain violations against an employer or a union. If your complaint does not concern any of the violations listed below, please contact our office.
  • Filing a complaint: Complete the Unfair Labor Practice Complaint form, attach a statement of facts (sample statement of facts) and complete a certificate of service (certificate of service form).
    Refer to the General tab for more information.
  • Your Statement of Facts must include the specific allegations and required elements using the 'Types of Violations' information below. Also:
    • Include times, dates, places, and participants of occurrences.
    • State whether a related grievance has been filed.
    • Describe the requested remedies.
    • Review the full requirements described in WAC 391-45-050

Types of Violations that a Union Can Allege

You must include facts related to all the elements for each violation alleged in your complaint.
Click here to print types of violations that a union can allege.

Use the decision tree below as a guide to determine which violations you are alleging.

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Private Sector Employee

​National Labor Relations Board at 206.220.6300 or nlrb.gov

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service at 206.553.5800 or fmcs.gov

Discrimination Complaints

Human Rights Commission at 800.233.3247 or hum.wa.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 800.669.4000 or eeoc.gov

Employment Standards/Workplace Rights

Department of Labor and Industries at 866.219.7321 or lni.wa.gov

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