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    Utica Zoo workers take steps to unionize citing high turnover rates, feeling unheard

    October 7, 2022 // A group of more than two dozen zookeepers, veterinary technicians, animal specialists, groundskeepers and other employees are concerned over staffing issues and high turnover rates, which is why they sought union representation. “We are having CSEA represent us in that, to create a collective bargaining agreement to give us a bigger voice at the table and better representation for what we need from the zoo,” said Kallen Muste, education ambassador at the zoo. “There's been some dissatisfaction with feeling unheard by management, feeling underrepresented and not respected, we have had some issues with high staff turnover of people…leave to go to another zoo," he said.