How To Withdraw An A-card

Union organizers have been pushing train dispatchers to sign A Cards. As noted in No A Card. No Election. No Union, if the union does not gather the minimum number of A cards to make a sufficient showing of interest in representation, then the National Mediation Board cannot authorize a union election.

Some of you may have signed before you understood the impact of an A card. If you have changed your mind in light of the many benefits to remaining management, including pay, eligibility for bonus and equity awards, pension, 401K, and insurance benefits including for health, short term disability and long term disability, then you may cancel or revoke your authorization card.

You can withdraw your A card. It is your legal right.

The National Mediation Board's Representation Manual provides that individuals seeking to revoke their authorizations must go through the party to whom the original authorizations were furnished. If you have already submitted an A Card, a notification that includes your name, date, a statement that you are canceling your authorization, and your signature, should be sent to:

Mr. Dan Sundquist, Senior Organizer
Amalgamated Transit Union
10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20903-1706

The NMB itself will not accept an attempt to cancel or revoke an authorization. You may wish to send the revocation notification by certified mail, and you should keep a copy for your records.

Please remember that signing an A Card has significant ramifications. Understand your rights. If you do not want to be in a union, you should not sign an A Card. If you have signed an A Card, you can revoke it.