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Future of Vt. bus driver's union up in air

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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The outcome of a vote on whether employees of the Green Mountain Express bus company in Vermont will join the Teamsters Union is up in the air.

The Bennington Banner reports of the 22 drivers eligible to vote, 11 voted to join the union while 10 voted no.

Tony St. Hilaire, business agent for Teamsters Local 597, said he challenged one ballot on the grounds that the person who cast is primarily a receptionist. He said if that vote is counted and goes against the union, the vote will end in a tie, which means the bus drivers will not unionize.

The bus company has seven days to file a response with the Department of Labor, which will then determine if the vote is to be counted or not.

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