Workers could vote to make plant non-union

By the Associated Press | May 17, 2011 | 2:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A vote could soon be taken to decertify the union at Omnova Solutions, Inc., in Columbus, where some workers have been on strike for a year.

The Commercial Dispatch reports a group of replacement workers have filed a request with the National Labor Relations Board to take a decertification vote. The more than 100 workers could vote to make the local plant non-union, officially detaching it from the 168 workers who've been on strike since May 21, 2010. The union's contract expired on May 15, 2010.

Omnova spokeswoman Sandi Noah says all workers on strike have been permanently replaced.

The NLRB confirmed it received the petition for decertification, but it could take weeks to be granted.



Information from: The Commercial Dispatch,