Let's hear it for the Brighton Area Firefighters!
After six tries, the group of six full-timne firefighters voted to form a union, according to the Livingston Press and Argus story in editions for Wednesday (March 18, 2009).
Morale is low in the department and I wouldn't be surprised if that was a key factor. Few people realize how difficult it is to form a union under the current law, which gives employers the upper hand in the months preceding an election. So things must really be bad.