On July 2, 2008, one of the Firm’s manufacturing clients prevailed in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. The Machinists’ Union had filed a petition for an election to represent the production and maintenance employees of the company. After a vigorous campaign, a majority of the employees voted not to have the union represent them in collective bargaining with the company. The campaign included training for the supervisors as well as the distribution of letters to the employees at home about the union’s dues, a statement in the union’s constitution that the union wanted to reduce overtime work, the current benefits offered by the company and the fact that all of these benefits are subject to negotiations, if the union and company negotiated the terms of a contract. The union did not file objections to the election, but the union may try to organize the workers again and file another petition in one year.