REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
|26 NMB No. 42
CASE NO. R-6653
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Independent Supervisors Association (ISU) on September 8, 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 "Supervisors of Coal Loading Operations," employees of CSX Transportation, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were represented by the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA).
The Board assigned Investigator Roland Watkins to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Supervisors of Coal Loading Operations, and by direction of the Board, the Investigator 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 Investigator Watkins who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|ILA||ISU||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Supervisors of Coal Loading Operations||0||2||3|
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 Independent Supervisors Union has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Supervisors of Coal Loading Operations, employees of CSX Transportation, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff