Burgerville on Thursday announced that it will support a vote by Gladstone store employees on whether or not they want to form a union. The store would be the second Portland area store to vote on whether to unionize.

Last week, Gladstone store workers and members of the Burgerville Workers Union petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for the right to an election.

The fast food company says it will waive a NLRB hearing and support a free vote by employees.

The decision comes days after workers at the Southeast Portland Burgerville voted to become the first fast food union in the nation.

The Gladstone Burgerville union election will take place May 12-13.