WASHINGTON -- The Office and Professional Employees Union which is opposing the move to merge the CUNA Mutual Insurance Society and CUNA Mutual Life Insurance Company expects to come out the loser on the ballot results which will be announced tomorrow, but says it stands a better chance with the next vote.
"We were able to see the names and addresses of policy holders," at the headquarters of the CUNA Mutual Insurance Society explained Richard Rehberg, spokesman for the union's effort. "But we couldn't copy them all of them down so we were only able to contact about 5% of the policyholders with our arguments. There is no way you can win an election reaching only 5% of the voters," he said.
But he said the union expected to do better preparing for the similar vote with policyholders of the CU Mutual Life Insurance company. The union will be able to get copies of the entire list and not only to view the names, Rehberg explained, and there will be more time to organize.