Here's a letter I sent to the Herald this morning. Please write too and help them stop spreading this misinformation over and over again. You can send something to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com:
This is really too infuriating. In today's piece "UM janitors end hunger strike but dispute lingers" you say "a secret election run by the National Labor Relations Board... requires all janitors to vote yes or no". This is the same mistake which you made in an earlier piece ("UM protests strike pressure tactice" April 13). I wrote a letter pointing out that error and you published a letter by someone else pointing out the same error. Now here you are making it again. An NLRB election does not require anyone to vote at all. It is won by a majority of voters. Non-voters simply do not count in any way. It is the card check method that comes closest to your description. If someone does not sign a card saying they want the union, they are effectively taken as a no vote. Hence the card check method requires a majority of all workers to say they want a union in order to succeed.
One reason why the labor dispute may be lingering so long is because the Herald seems incapable of publishing accurate information about it. If you took the trouble to explain accurately to your readers what was at issue there would be much less confusion of the kind you report. Please correct this error and do not continue to perpetuate this misinformation.