The state sent ballots Wednesday to about 600 librarians and educational consultants that make up tiny Bargaining Unit 21. They will decide whether to stick with Service Employees International Union Local 1000, switch to a newly formed union or go with no representation at all.
(State government deals with 21 union-represented bargaining units when negotiating contracts. SEIU now represents nine, including Bargaining Unit 21.)
The Association of Education Consultants and Librarians, which hopes to take over for SEIU, pushed for the vote.