Self-Determination Election Law and Legal Definition

Self-determination election is a labor law term. It is a procedure under which an employee group is given an opportunity to choose whether they are to be represented as a separate distinct group, or as a part of a larger existing group. It is also known as globe election.

A self-determination election allows unrepresented employees to decide whether or not they want to be added to an existing bargaining unit. [Seattle Opera v. NLRB, 292 F.3d 757, 760 (D.C. Cir. 2002)].