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Mitchell city employees approve new union

Mitchell city employees have approved the creation of a new union, according to election results from the state Department of Labor that were released today.

Mitchell city employees have approved the creation of a new union, according to election results from the state Department of Labor that were released today.

The vote, which was conducted Thursday, was 54 in favor of creating the union and 18 against it. An additional 15 employees who were eligible to vote in the election did not cast a ballot. Those 15 no-shows counted as "no" votes, bringing the official tally to 54 in favor and 33 against.

The 54 affirmative votes were 10 more than the simple majority of 44 needed to approve the creation of the union. There are 87 employees eligible to join.

The union will be represented the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 59.

For more information, look for updates on this Web site and read Tuesday's print edition of The Daily Republic.

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