Approximately 40 employees of Anaheim-based KDOC-TV, Channel 56, will vote today on whether to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO.
The vote to affiliate with IBEW Local 2139 in Los Angeles is the first union election at the station, which went on the air Oct. 1, 1982. Results are expected to be released late this afternoon.
William Claster, an attorney representing KDOC, said Thursday: "The station would prefer not to have the union. It doesn't feel (a union) is necessary.
"Anytime there is a union campaign within any given workplace, there are issues relating to work that are very important to the people involved. I'm not sure precisely what the issues are in (KDOC's) workplace. But whatever they are, they're very important to the people involved."