In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
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CASE NO. R-6634
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the ATA Committee for Fair Representation (ATA) on October 5, 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 "Flight Deck Crew Members," employees of American Trans Air, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).
The Board assigned Board Representative Roland Watkins to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Flight Deck Crew Members, and by direction of the Board, the Board Representative 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 Board Representative Watkins who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|ATA||IBT||Void Ballots||Any Other Org. or Individual||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Flight Deck Crew Members||20||107||3||620(1)||855|
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 Air Line Pilots Association has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Flight Deck Crew Members, employees of American Trans Air, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff
1. One write-in vote for representation and 619 write-in votes for the Air Line Pilots Association.