Gladstone Burgerville Grants Workers a Union Election

The company’s announcement comes days after the Southeast Portland store voted to become the nations first fast food union.

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.

Related: Gladstone Burgerville Joins Southeast Portland Store in Filing For Election to Unionize

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.

Related: Southeast Portland Burgerville Employees Vote to Become the Nation's First Fast Food Union

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