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Labor regulators say about 43,000 California health care workers at Kaiser Permanente will decide once again whether to stay with the giant Service Employees International Union or leave for a much smaller rival.

Last year, workers voted 61 percent to 39 percent to remain with the SEIU. But a judge at the National Labor Relations Board ruled last month that the election was tainted. The judge found that the SEIU led workers to believe they would not get the same raises and benefits if they joined the rival National Union of Healthcare Workers.

The full board agreed that another vote is warranted.

The new union was started by former SEIU leaders who were forced out.


Viacom, Cablevision settle suit over iPad TV app

SAN FRANCISCO | Cablevision Systems Corp. and Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV and other cable TV channels, have settled a lawsuit over software that lets subscribers view Viacom channels and individual shows on demand on their iPads.

Viacom had sought millions of dollars in damages and an injunction preventing Cablevision from offering its Optimum app. Viacom said the app infringes on its copyrights. Cablevision says it’s an extension of a cable service that customers already pay for.

The companies did not give details of the settlement, though they said in a joint statement that they were “able to resolve the iPad matter and an unrelated business matter to their mutual satisfaction.”