|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
May 11, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line -- (202) 692-5050
Re: NMB Issues Final Rule re Representation Election Procedure
Washington, D.C. -- The National Mediation Board (NMB), today, published its final rule in the Federal Register and on the NMB website regarding its Representation Election Procedure.
The NMB amended its rules to provide that, in representation disputes, a majority of valid ballots cast will determine the craft or class representative. The new election procedures will apply to applications filed on or after June 10, 2010.
The rule change was passed by a majority of the three-member Board, with Chairman Elizabeth Dougherty dissenting. The Final Rule, including Chairman Dougherty’s dissenting statement, is available on the NMB website at http://www.nmb.gov/representation/proposed-rep-rulemaking.html.
Full text is also provided there for the original proposal and clarification; public hearing documents; and comments from numerous stakeholders such as individual employees, carriers, unions, associations, and congressional legislators.
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