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Swedwood employees vote for union in NLRB election

Employees at the Swedwood plant in Danville, Virginia voted in favor of representation by the International Association of Machinists in an NLRB-supervised election Wednesday.

Results, released by the NLRB at 5:30 p.m., were 221 votes in favor of the union and 69 opposed, with one challenged ballot and one void ballot. There were a total of 318 eligible workers at the plant, which assembles products for IKEA.

The election was conducted at the Swedwood plant by staff of NLRB Region 11 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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