In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
THE READING BLUE MOUNTAIN & NORTHERN RAILROAD
Train and Engine Service Employees
27 NMB No. 111
CASE NO. R-6765
September 25, 2000
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the United Transportation Union on July 19, 2000, 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 The Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Investigators Eileen M. Hennessey and G. Frederick Leif 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 Investigators were 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 Leif who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|Void Ballots||UTU||Any Other Org. or Individual||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Train and Engine Service Employees||7||13||1(1)||22|
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 The Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad, its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff
1. One vote for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.