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Kaiser Permanente workers vote to split from Service Employees International Union

Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2010

Kaiser Permanente healthcare workers throughout Southern California have voted to quit the giant Service Employees International Union and join a smaller rival union, according to election results. The National Labor Relations Board said that about 2,000 nurses and care professionals voted more than 6 to 1 in favor of ditching the SEIU and affiliating with the rival National Union of Healthcare Workers. The SEIU is engaged in a battle for workers' allegiance with the emergent NUHW, headed by former SEIU leaders ousted a year ago in a takeover, the Los Angeles Times reports.