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Security officers to decide on Electric Boat union

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GROTON, CT (AP) -

Security officers at submarine maker Electric Boat are deciding whether to unionize.

They are set to vote Wednesday on whether to be represented by the Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America. About 80 security officers in Groton and New London are eligible to vote.

About 35 percent of EB's 12,000 employees are unionized and most are in the Marine Draftsmen's Association-United Auto Workers Local 571 and Metal Trades Council.

The Day of New London reports that Electric Boat says a union would not establish higher pay or improved benefits.

The union says its organizing drive is about fair treatment and having a voice.

Electric Boat, a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corp., said in a statement on Wednesday it wants security officers to make an informed decision that is best for them and their families.

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