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Timeline of Events

Northwestern received the union petition from the SEIU on June 9, 2016. Below you will find the timeline of events from that date through the present as well as any corresponding messages to certain events. 

June 9, 2016

  • SEIU files petition

June 27, 2016

  • Ballots mailed out by NLRB; election begins

July 19, 2016

  • Ballots counted by NLRB
  • Sufficient number of challenged ballots; results not final
  • 223 votes in favor; 191 votes against

August 12, 2016

  • 58 challenged votes counted by NLRB; results still pending
  • 223 votes in favor; 191 votes against

August 23, 2016

  • NLRB hearing regarding remaining challenged ballots

January 19, 2017

  • Northwestern appealed to NLRB in Washington D.C. to rule on remaining challenged ballots

May 12, 2017

  • 34 challenged votes counted by NLRB; results still pending
  • 229 votes in favor; 219 votes against; 25 remain challenged

May 26, 2017

  • Northwestern filed request with NLRB in Washington D.C. to review outcome
  • Regional Director of NLRB’s Chicago office certified results of election

June 15, 2017

  • SEIU sent Request for Information on Bargaining Unit

July 10, 2017

  • Northwestern received an official request to bargain

July 27, 2017

  • Northwestern responds to SEIU’s request; still awaiting decision from NLRB in Washington D.C.
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