Kaiser Permanente Workers' Union Revote Slated for April

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The National Labor Relations Board has set the date for a union election rerun for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and its 43,500 employees on April 5, according to a Sacramento Business Journal report.   

Ballots will be mailed to employees April 5 and a vote count is scheduled for May 1. Employees have three options: Keep SEUI-United Healthcare Workers West as their union, replace it with the National Union for Healthcare Workers or drop union representation and choose neither one.

SEIU-UHWW won the first election, which took place in October 2010, but NUHW filed a complaint, claiming SEIU engaged in election misconduct and Kaiser colluded, according to the report. An administrative law judge found that SEIU misconduct did interfere with workers' free choice and called for a new election.

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