Glendale Unified School District maintenance workers and custodians voted Tuesday to renew their contract with the union that has represented them for 30 years.
The 85-68 vote confirmed the employees' ties to the California School Employees Assn., to which 146 of the district's 196 maintenance and custodial workers belong.
The election was held after more than a third of the employees represented by the CSEA signed a petition expressing dissatisfaction with the union. It was the first time enough signatures were collected to force a decision on union representation.
The union's contract with the employees expires Aug. 31. The employees chose to remain with CSEA instead of switching their membership to the American Federation of Teachers, or not being represented by a union at all.