In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
Mechanics & Related Employees
25 NMB No. 75
CASE NO. R-6572
April 1, 1998
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) on December 15, 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 "Mechanics and Related Employees," employees of Alaska Airlines, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW).
The Board assigned Mediator Lawrence E. Gibbons to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Mechanics and Related 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 Gibbons, who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|Number of Employees Eligible|
|Mechanics & Related Employees||255||496||7(1)||4||899|
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 Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Mechanics and Related Employees, employees of Alaska Airlines, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff
1. Four votes were cast for IBT; two votes were cast for Other; and one vote cast for Michael Hollstein, an individual.