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SILVER CREEK – A representative of the Teamsters Local 264 confirmed today that they met with town of Hanover employees recently and had enough votes to indicate they would like union representation.

Darrin Ziemba, secretary treasurer of the local union office ,said he sent a letter to town officials on April 8. He said the town has 30 days to answer the letter of recognition.

Town Supervisor Todd Johnson would not confirm or deny the request today. The town board members met in a lengthy executive session on Monday evening, which may have included information about the union talks. There are about 15 non-management employees who reportedly met with a Teamsters’ union representative at a location outside of town property recently.

Town employees have not been represented by a union before. The talks reportedly included highway, water and sewer and employees in the clerk’s office who work full time.

None of the town employees reached were willing to comment on the talks or the reasons for seeking labor representation.

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