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NLRB schedule third Foxwoods vote

21 May 2008

CONNECTICUT --- As reported by the Connecticut Day: "The second union election this month at Foxwoods Resort Casino will take place on May 30, when approximately 40 employees in the off-track betting area of the casino will vote for or against representation by the United Auto Workers union.

"The National Labor Relations Board will administer and oversee the election, the third of its kind to take place at Foxwoods since November of last year.

"The potential bargaining unit includes racebook writers and dual-rate racebook writers.

"Janet Barragan, a racebook writer, said she's optimistic about the election's outcome and will vote in favor of representation in an effort to preserve what benefits she currents receives from Foxwoods, which is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe.

"...Barragan has volunteered her time on the UAW's organizing committee during the lead-up to the election..."

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