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Thu May 30, 2013

Two Unions Compete to Represent Vermont Home Care Workers

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Two organizations are competing to represent up to 7,000 home-care workers in Vermont.



The effort comes after legislation was passed allowing workers caring for the elderly and disabled to unionize.

Vermont Public Radio reports an election is expected in the fall between two labor groups that specialize in organizing public employees and health care workers.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Service Employees International Union are competing to represent the workers, who offer care to people at home.

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