BUTTE-The majority of maintenance employees at REC Silicon voted for a union representation.
On Thursday evening 52 workers cast their vote regarding they join a union with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 223.
30 votes were for the Union and 22 were against the union.
In about a week the national labor relations board will certify the election and at that point REC Silicon and the local union will start negotiating the contract.
The IBEW Business Manager says a lot of times a union representation is installed to help with equality in the work place.
"I would think most employers would be happy to have a union in their work place because with the union agreement in place it's a collectively bargained agreement and the union in effect becomes a defacto human resources department where the employees and the management can work together to fix problems in the work place when they arise," says International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 223 Business Manager Keith Allen.
Allen says the IBEW is hoping the contract will be finalized in months.