Union vote scheduled for Wednesday in Chester County

    Employees of the Chester County Department of Human Services are set to make a major decision Wednesday in a vote on whether to form a collective bargaining unit and be represented in contract negotiations by the Teamsters union.

    According to The Daily Local News, polling began at 7 a.m. and runs for two hours before resuming at 4 p.m. so as not to interrupt the work day.

    According to the report, the county opposes the move.

    Commissioners Chairman Terrence Farrell told The Daily Local News that joining a union “is not necessarily something that is going to be beneficial” to the employees in that department.

    In the story, Farrell says he thought the county put forth a “balanced approach” to counter the argument that workers should be represented by the union.

    Kathi Cozzone, a Democratic counterpart, told The Daily Local News she plans to attend a meeting Tuesday called by the union to hear what employees had to say.

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