The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations State Board of Mediation announced it will hold an election Wednesday, Dec. 3  at Rolla City Hall for possible city employee representation by the Service Employees International Union, Local 2000. 

The purpose of the election is to determine the exclusive bargaining representative, if any, desired by eligible City of Rolla public work employees.


The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations State Board of Mediation announced it will hold an election Wednesday, Dec. 3  at Rolla City Hall for possible city employee representation by the Service Employees International Union, Local 2000. 
The purpose of the election is to determine the exclusive bargaining representative, if any, desired by eligible City of Rolla public work employees. 
Employee representation is permitted in the State of Missouri for the purpose of discussions relative to salaries and other conditions of employment. The election will be conducted by secret ballot under the supervision of the State Board of Mediation.
   The election was initiated by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 2000 out of St. Louis, Mo., through a petition filed with the State Board of Mediation on April 16. 
Employees eligible for representation by the SEIU consists of City of Rolla employees in the position of crew leader and below, including skilled and semi-skilled employees and laborers, in public works related city departments.
The election excludes supervisors and managerial employees, public safety employees, technical employees and clerical staff. 
  A State Board of Mediation “Notice of Election” announcing the Dec. 3 election and the details of it was posted on Thursday, Nov. 20 throughout various city departments in break rooms, lunchrooms and other common areas where city employees have easy and convenient access to the information.
  “We have very dedicated city employees, and I believe the City Council and administration has tried to be very fair in the treatment and compensation of city employees. 
“The economy has been tight but we have succeeded in providing regular annual pay increases, merit-based pay, and improved retirement benefits for city employees,” said City Administrator John Butz. 
“However, if public work employees desire to pay for representation by a union out of St. Louis we will certainly work within the legal requirements to honor that desire while ensuring our commitment to quality city services and quality employment with the City of Rolla.”
For additional information, please contact Rolla City Administrator John Butz at (573) 426-6948 or the State Board of Mediation at (573)751-3614.