The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO (IAM) on February 24, 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 Stock Clerks, employees of Piedmont Airlines, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Investigator Sean J. Rogers to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Stock Clerks, 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 Rogers who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
Number of Employees Voting:
Number of Employees Eligible
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 International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Stock Clerks, employees of Piedmont Airlines, Inc., its successors and assigns.