Once you sign, date and mail your new A-card—postage paid—you will have the option to self-verify. All you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and state that you signed A-card # (insert sequence number). If you choose, you can also attach a photo of your A-card stub to the email and/or a photo of any type of other identification that you feel comfortable sharing. This will add another layer of information that will connect you with your new A-card when we again file for an election with the NMB.
Will this new process make a difference?
Absolutely. Not only will the IAM be able to trace each A-card by its sequence number—remember, only you and the IAM will ever know your sequence number—but the self-verification step—if taken—will add another layer of information that will connect you to your A-card.
What will happen with my information once I self-verify?
When the IAM receives your self-verification email, your email, and any attachments (photos of your stub and/or identification), will be printed out and attached to your A-card when it arrives at IAM Headquarters. Your A-card, verification email and any other attachments will be filed securely at IAM Headquarters and then submitted with your A-card to the NMB when we again file for our election.