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Employees at a second branch said they plan to join the Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) Workers Alliance, and a second unfair labor practice charge has been filed against Michigan’s largest financial cooperative after it fired an assistant branch manager.

Kam Pierre and Olga Valez, who work at the Bonita Beach Road branch in in Bonita Springs, Fla., wrote in a Feb. 23 letter to Sandy Jelinski, president/CEO of the $11.9 billion LMCU in Caledonia, Mich., that they filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to conduct a union election. But they would withdraw that petition by March 1 if Jelinski voluntarily recognizes the labor union.

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