The union attempting to organize the national headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the Muslim civil rights group has fired three staffers in an effort to undermine the labor group's bid. CAIR says the union is spreading "misinformation."

The charges and counter-charges are the latest escalation in the ongoing fight between CAIR and the Maryland-based Service Employees International Union Local 500, which has been trying to organize its staff since October.

"They are union-busting," Christopher Honey, spokesman for the union, told the Washington Examiner Friday. "They have created a really hostile workplace atmosphere."

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