Two unions are competing to represent up to 7,000 home-care workers in Vermont.
The union drive follows the Legislature’s decision to grant collective bargaining rights for people who care for elderly and disabled Vermonters.
The contest is between two labor organizations that specialize in organizing public employees and health care workers. Officials say it will be the largest union election in state history.
The first to file petitions with the state labor Relations Board was the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, known as AFSCME.