The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Vanguard Airlines Pilots Association (VAPA) on February 8, 1999, 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 Vanguard Airlines, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Mediator Gale L. Oppenberg to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a majority of eligible employees in the craft or class had signed authorization cards which authorize the VAPA to represent them for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act.
The investigation further disclosed that the Carrier did not object to representation of the craft or class by the VAPA.
The following is the result of the Check of Validity of the employees' signatures as reported by Mediator Oppenberg.
|Number of Employees Signing Authorizations:|
|Valid "A" Cards||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Flight Deck Crew Members||78||99|
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 Vanguard Airlines 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 Vanguard Airlines, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff