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California hospital vote pits upstart union against colossus

Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2009

Hundreds of workers at a Sonoma County, CA, hospital are scheduled to go to the polls in a closely watched union vote pitting the giant Service Employees International against an upstart rival. The balloting at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital has drawn scrutiny in labor circles nationwide because of the nasty underlying conflict between the SEIU and its breakaway competitor, the National Union of Healthcare Workers, the Los Angeles Times reports.