In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
LOUISIANA & DELTA RAILROAD
Train and Engine Service Employees
27 NMB No. 14
CASE NO. R-6698
November 3, 1999
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the United Transportation Union (UTU) on August 19, 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 "Train and Engine Service Employees," employees of Louisiana & Delta Railroad.
At the time this application was received, the craft or class of Trainmen were represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE).
The Board assigned Investigator Sean J. Rogers 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 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:|
|UTU||BLE||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Train and Engine Service Employees||15||0||16|
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 United Transportation Union 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 Louisiana & Delta Railroad, its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff