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43,000 Kaiser workers set to vote in bitter union faceof
Los Angeles Times

The tense scene inside the cafeteria at Kaiser Permanente’s sprawling Los Angeles Medical Center illustrated the bitter, long-in-the-making battle that is about to culminate in the nation’s biggest private-sector labor election since 1941.

In bright red T-shirts promoting one of two unions vying to represent Kaiser employees, a few healthcare workers stood out in the sea of white smocks at the lunch tables.