Why file a representation petition?

A representation petition is filed to resolve any matter relating to the representation of employees.  Under section 7102 of the Statute, each employee has the right to "form, join or assist any labor organization" and section 7111 provides for agency recognition of labor organizations that have been chosen by a majority of employees in an appropriate unit.  If employees want a labor organization to represent them in labor relations matters, a representation petition form (FLRA FORM