In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
28 NMB No. 73
CASE NO. R-6815
The services of the National Mediation Board were invoked by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) on February 27, 2001, 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 "Rail Freight Loaders and Handlers," employees of Foreign & Domestic Car Services, Inc.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Mediator Sean J. Rogers to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Rail Freight Loaders and Handlers, 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 Rogers who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|IBT||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Rail Freight Loaders and Handlers||5||6|
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 International Brotherhood of Teamsters has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, the craft or class of Rail Freight Loaders and Handlers, employees of Foreign & Domestic Car Services, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Stephen E. Crable
Chief of Staff