In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD
27 NMB No. 50
CASE NO. R-6725
March 3, 2000
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Association of Commuter Rail Employees (ACRE) on December 17, 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 "Dispatchers," employees of Metro-North Commuter Railroad.
At the time this application was received, these employees were represented by the American Train Dispatchers Department-Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (ATDD-BLE).
The Board assigned Investigator Benetta M. Mansfield to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Dispatchers, and by direction of the Board, the Mediator 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 Mediator Mansfield who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
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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 Association of Commuter Rail Employees has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Dispatchers, employees of Metro-North Commuter Railroad, its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff