In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
PETROLEUM HELICOPTERS, INC.
Flight Deck Crew Members
27 NMB No. 54
CASE NO. R-6720
March 13, 2000
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) on December 16, 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 Petroleum Helicopters, 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 Flight Deck Crew Members, 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:|
|Any Other Org. or Individual||Void Ballot||OPEIU||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Flight Deck Crew Members||1(1)||2||292||540|
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 Office & Professional Employees International Union 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 Petroleum Helicopters, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff
1. One write-in vote for ALPA.