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Health center asks agency to postpone unionization vote

The Chase Brexton Health Services Mt. Vernon Center. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).

The Chase Brexton Health Services Mt. Vernon Center. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).

A health center in Baltimore is asking a labor relations agency to postpone a vote by employees seeking to join a union.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the move by the board of Chase Brexton Health Care is part of a larger complaint against the National Labor Relations Board. Chase Brexton has accused the agency of illegally encouraging the formation of a union with the help of union leaders in SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.

The health center is now seeking an investigation into the actions of the agency’s supervisors and the union. It says their actions have violated the National Labor Relations Act.

The unionization vote was scheduled for Thursday.

SEIU organizer Brian Owens says the board will have to present evidence to have the vote postponed.