27 NMB No. 79
June 13, 2000
TO: All Participants in Board Representation Proceedings
FROM: Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff
SUBJECT: Revision to Representation Manual
DATE: June 13, 2000
Effective July 3, 2000, Sections 1.01, 1.301, and 3.6 of the Board's Representation Manual are revised. Sections 1.0 and 1.301 will require the applicant to file a Notice of Appearance with the application and require the person who will be the Board's primary contact to file a Notice of Appearance.
Section 3.6 is revised so that the Board may require the Carrier to provide a copy of the list of potential eligible voters in electronic format for the Board's administrative use only.
Revised Section 1.01 is reproduced in its entirety below:
1.0 INITIAL FILING AND NMB PROCESSING
1.01 A labor organization or individual employee may request the NMB to investigate an alleged representation dispute by filing Form NMB-3, "Application for Investigation of Representation Dispute." The application must be signed by the chief executive of the invoking organization or other authorized officer of the organization; specify the craft or class of employees; state the estimated number of employees; whether there is an incumbent representative; and otherwise comply with the NMB's regulations (29 C.F.R. Part 1203). A Notice(s) of Appearance for not more than three representatives should be attached to the application. The representative who will be the primary contact for the Investigator must be one of the three. Only original applications, submitted to the NMB's office in Washington, D.C., accompanied by original authorization cards may be accepted. Applications and authorization cards will not be accepted by facsimile or electronic mail.
Revised Section 1.301 is reproduced in its entirety below:
1.3 Notice of Appearance and Service Requirements
1.301 Within five (5) business days of the date of the NMB's Docketing Letter, the representatives of the participants must file a Notice of Appearance with the NMB, including name, title, address, telephone and FAX number(s), and e-mail address(es). Notice(s) of Appearance will be accepted from no more than three (3) representatives representing the same participant. The representative who will be the primary contact for the Board must be one of the three representatives. Representatives not listed on a Notice of Appearance will not receive documents relating to the case from the NMB or other participants.
Revised Section 3.6 is reproduced in its entirety below:
3.6 List of Potential Eligible Voters
The carrier will be requested to prepare a system-wide alphabetized list of potential eligible voters. The carrier must provide three (3) copies to the Investigator at the NMB's office and serve a copy on each representative of the other participants. The Board may also require the Carrier to provide a copy of the alphabetized list on a disk in an electronic format for the Board's administrative use only. The Investigator will only accept a list of potential eligible voters which includes all individuals within the craft or class with an employee-employer relationship as of the cut-off date.
The list of potential eligible voters must identify each employee by full name, job classification or title, duty station or location and employer identification number. If no employee identification numbers exist, the list must include social security numbers.