REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
25 NMB No. 118
CASE NO. R-6616
September 17, 1998
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) on May 4, 1998, 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 "Train and Engine Service Employees," employees of Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad Company, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Mediator Laurette Piculin to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Train and Engine Service 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 Gale Oppenberg who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|BLE||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Train and Engine Service Employees||35||64|
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 Locomotive Engineers has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Train and Engine Service Employees, employees of Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad Company, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff