The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's most prominent Muslim civil rights group, is resisting an effort by the Service Employees International Union to organize its staff.

The National Labor Relations Board, the main federal labor law enforcement agency, has set April 24 as the date for the workers' election.

CAIR has argued before the board that it is a religious organization and therefore exempt from the National Labor Relations Act. A regional administrator for the labor board rejected that argument in a ruling Friday.

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