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Liwayway Glass had 600 rank-and-file employees. Three rival unions – A, B, and C ? participated in the certification elections ordered by the Med-Arbiter. 500 employees voted. The unions obtained the following votes: A-200; B-150; C-50; 90 employees voted “no union”; and 10 were segregated votes. Out of the segregated votes, four (4) were cast by probationary employees and six (6) were cast by dismissed employees whose respective cases are still on appeal. (10%)
(A) Should the votes of the probationary and dismissed employees be counted in the total votes cast for the purpose of determining the winning labor union?
(B) Was there a valid election?
(C) Should Union A be declared the winner?
(D) Suppose the election is declared invalid, which of the contending unions should represent the rank-and-file employees?
(E) Suppose that in the election, the unions obtained the following votes: A-250; B-150; C-50; 40 voted “no union”; and 10 were segregated votes. Should Union A be certified as the bargaining representative?