NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Washington, D.C. 20572
In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY
Maintenance of Way Employees
25 NMB No. 61
CASE NO. R-6574
March 2, 1998
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, on December 22, 1997, 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 "Maintenance of Way Employees", employees of the Florida East Coast Railway Company.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Mediator Robert B. Martin to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Maintenance of Way 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 Lawrence Gibbons, who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
Number of Employees Voting:
|Any Other Org. or Individual||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Maintenance of Way Employees||94||3||11||128|
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 Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Maintenance of Way Employees, employees of the Florida East Coast Railway Company, its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff
1 1 write-in vote for Tom Taylor, an individual.