An effort to unionize the Ashland Food Co-op has failed.

An effort to unionize the Ashland Food Co-op has failed.

The final tally was 75 votes against, 42 for unionization, said co-op General Manager Richard Katz.

Both the co-op and United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 555 will have a week to file any objections to the election, said an official with the National Labor Relations Board, which oversaw the election process.

If no objections are filed, the NLRB will certify the election results Sept. 4, Katz said.

— Sam Wheeler