NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Washington, D.C. 20572
In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
ILLINOIS & MIDLAND
25 NMB No. 35
NMB CASE NO. R-6555
December 29, 1997
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Transportation Communications International Union, on December 24, 1996, to investigate and determine who may represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as provided by Section 2, Ninth, thereof, personnel described as "Carmen", employees of the Illinois & Midland Railroad, Inc..
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Mediator Samuel J. Cognata to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Carmen Employees, and by direction of the Board the Mediator was instructed to conduct an election by secret ballot to determine the employees' representation choice.
The following is the result of the election as reported by Mediator John J. Bavis, who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
Number of Employees Voting:
|Number of Employees Eligible|
The National Mediation Board further finds that the Carrier and employees in this case are, respectively, a Carrier and employees within the meaning of the Railway Labor Act, as amended; that this Board has jurisdiction over the dispute involved herein; and that the interested parties, as well as the Carrier, were given due notice of the Board's investigation.
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Section 2, Ninth, of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, and based upon its investigation pursuant thereto, the National Mediation Board certifies that the Transportation Communications International Union, has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Carmen, employees of the Illinois & Midland Railroad, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff