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It’s very close, in fact too close to call. That’s what Saint Charles Health Systems is saying about the vote for non-professional employees to unionize. “At this point we do not have a decision. We had 251 votes against representation and 255 in favor, but we also had 31 votes that were in the challenge category.” Saitn Charles spokesperson Kaylie Mendenhall says if Saint Charles and the union cannot agree on voter eligibility then a Labor Relations Board hearing will have to be conducted.  Hospital officials say they support the workers right to unionize. Some workers say they are concerned that patient care will suffer due to budget cuts, but that's a claim Saint Charles officials deny.

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  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.