Eskaton union vote nears end, final two votes will be counted Nov. 10 |

Eskaton union vote nears end, final two votes will be counted Nov. 10

The final two ballots in the union decertification vote for Eskaton Village Grass Valley are scheduled to be opened Nov. 10, about a month after the election occurred.

An employee-initiated attempt to disband the union ended Oct. 5 in a 24-to-24 tie. Eskaton and the union challenged three ballots, which aren’t included in the current vote tally. The challenges resulted in one of those votes getting tossed, said Jessica Kahanek, press secretary with the National Labor Relations Board.

NLRB officials will open the remaining two as-yet uncounted votes on Nov. 10 at their San Francisco offices.

Either side has until Nov. 6 to again challenge the process. A challenge would delay the Nov. 10 vote count.

Both unopened votes must be for the union for the group to remain intact. A tie vote means a majority of employees opted against maintaining the union, which would then become decertified.

The union was formed in June 2014.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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