2111-S AMH CHAB REIN 069





SHB 2111 - H AMD 369

By Representative Chandler

WITHDRAWN 3/14/2007


   On page 2, beginning on line 7, strike all of subsection (b) and insert the following:

   "(b) The exclusive bargaining representative of adult family home providers in the unit specified in (a) of this subsection shall be the organization certified by the commission as the sole representative after the commission conducts a secret ballot election. Before an election is conducted, an organization seeking certification as the exclusive bargaining representative of providers in the unit must make a confidential showing to the commission of credible evidence demonstrating that at least seventy percent of the providers in the unit are in support of the petition."



EFFECT: Requires that a secret ballot election, instead of a cross-check of bargaining authorization cards, be used to determine the exclusive bargaining representative. Requires a showing of interest from seventy percent of the providers in the bargaining unit to trigger the election.