County employees asking for new union election |

County employees asking for new union election

Some county employees upset about how they were notified of a union election last year have circulated a petition for a re-vote.

In just over a day, employees collected 100 signatures, said Mike Sherman, a welfare fraud investigator for the county.

The Nevada County Grand Jury has concluded an agency shop election held last August should be declared null and void, because it was held without the advance notice required under state procedures. County supervisors disagreed in their second round of responses to the grand jury.

Last year’s election set in place a mandatory monthly payment from county employee paychecks for union dues, whether or not they were members.

“We want to reverse mandatory union dues to voluntary. If 51 percent of those votes prevail, the county can no longer take money out of our pocket,” Sherman said.

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