By  on March 3, 2009

WASHINGTON — In the latest twist in the infighting between the two factions of UNITE HERE, the HERE faction has filed a lawsuit against UNITE as some joint boards and locals begin holding votes to disaffiliate.

Some of UNITE’s 19 joint boards and several locals have already voted to disaffiliate with HERE, and the votes will continue across the country over the next two weeks, according to Edgar Romney, executive vice president of UNITE HERE and manager of the New York area metropolitan joint board. UNITE HERE represents 400,000 workers in the apparel, textile, hotel and restaurant industries.

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