Why an election?
“The NLRB is a branch of the federal government [which provides] guidelines for [forming] a union,” Jon Thomas said.
To go before the board, Thomas must bring them “a show of interest” from employees at the company.
Workers will typically do that by signing an interest card. The government will then ask the businesses for a list of all employees.
If 30 percent of employees have shown interest, the board may move forward with an election.
“Southern Iowa Transit has always and will continue to comply with federal and state law, including the upcoming union election,” said Kjer.