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Healthcare unions await Los Angeles workers' vote results

Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2010

An election to decide which union will represent workers at Kaiser Permanente's Los Angeles Medical Center is scheduled for this week in a clash between giant Service Employees International Union and upstart National Union of Healthcare Workers. Leading NUHW's campaign are ex-union officers forced out when the SEIU asserted control over the California healthcare chapter a year ago, alleging mismanagement and fiscal irregularities. The new union has few resources compared with the SEIU, and does not yet have a single worker under contract, the Los Angeles Times reports.