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Four Deaconess Hospital employees filed an unfair labor practice charge Tuesday, alleging the union charged them dues during a period without a labor contract.

Nina Bennett, Tori Denniston, Ryan Reedy, and Edgar Schlittenhart, all employees at the hospital, accused Local 1199NW of the Service Employees International Union of charging them thousands of dollars worth of unlawful dues. The 1199NW even threatened to have the workers fired for not paying dues, they said. The workers however argue they do not owe the dues because there was no contract in place at the time.