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Oregon Lottery employees reject call to unionize

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A union drive at the Oregon Lottery has been rejected by a solid majority of agency employees.

The state Employment Relations Board, which tallied the votes this week, reported that 56.5 percent of the people casting ballots voted to go without union representation. The Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, won the support of 43.5 percent of the workers.

Ninety-six percent of the 307 workers in the proposed bargaining unit cast ballots.

Ron Youngquist, a lottery worker from Salem who opposed the union, said the results vindicated people who insisted on an up-or-down vote on the union drive.

But Don Jones, a union supporter, said lottery managers influenced the election by dangling a wage increase in front of workers.

Lottery Director Dale Penn said he was just following the normal budget process when he proposed a 2006-07 wage package in April and May.

AP

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Posted: May 27, 2006, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND....5/26/2006

.....as I said before ..." who cares"???.apparently the majority of the workers agree  totallyw/m sentiment.........because they voted against the Union......interesting...."who cares"?? Nobody


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    Posted: May 30, 2006, 9:58 am - IP Logged

    HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND....5/26/2006

    .....as I said before ..." who cares"???.apparently the majority of the workers agree  totallyw/m sentiment.........because they voted against the Union......interesting...."who cares"?? Nobody

    At least they had the chance to join a union. If they worked at Wal*Mart...

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      Bethesda, Maryland
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      Posted: May 30, 2006, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

      HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND....5/26/2006

      .....as I said before ..." who cares"???.apparently the majority of the workers agree  totallyw/m sentiment.........because they voted against the Union......interesting...."who cares"?? Nobody

      At least they had the chance to join a union. If they worked at Wal*Mart...

      Happy Tuesday......cash n'carry....5/30/2006

      I do concurr w/your sentiment......and I never ever shop at Wal-Mart.....that store is right out of Charles Dickens David Copperfield and Great Expectations......