Medium union effort stalls, falling one vote short of majority

Medium union effort stalls, falling one vote short of majority


The Medium Workers Union is pausing organizing efforts after it failed to win a simple majority of support in an online vote last Friday.

“This election did not have the outcome we hoped for, but we’re not going anywhere,” the union said in a statement. “The vote was never to decide whether our union exists, but whether management would recognize us as a bargaining unit.”

The final tally was 75 yes votes, 68 votes for no, and seven abstentions, putting the organizers just one vote short of the previously agreed threshold of 76 yes votes. Notably, organizers believe these same votes would allow them to win recognition in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election due to abstention rules, which would give them 52 percent of the total…

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