Monday, November 8, 2010

Predominately Spanish-Speaking Workers at Michigan Turkey Processor Reject Unionization

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) union election in Michigan revealed that production and maintenance employees at Michigan Turkey Producers, LLC, voted against being represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 951. From the NLRB press release on the election:
Balloting was conducted on Friday, November 5, at plants in Grand Rapids and Wyoming, Michigan, with four translators from the Chicago region on hand to assist, as most voters were Spanish-speaking. About 400 employees were eligible to vote. The results were 316 against the union and 82 in favor of it.
That's rejection by a landslide.

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