In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC./CONTINENTAL EXPRESS, INC.
Flight Simulator Technicians
28 NMB No. 54
CASE NO. R-6794
February 21, 2001
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) on December 11, 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 "Flight Simulator Technicians," employees of Continental Airlines, Inc./Continental Express, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Investigator Eileen M. Hennessey to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Flight Simulator Technicians, 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 Hennessey who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|TWU||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Flight Simulator Technicians||27||47|
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 Transport Workers Union of America has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Flight Simulator Technicians, employees of Continental Airlines, Inc./Continental Express, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff