In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
29 NMB No. 60
CASE NO. R-6868
June 6, 2002
The services of the National Mediation Board (Board) were invoked by the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) on March 11, 2002, to investigate and determine who may represent for the purposes of the Railway Labor Act (RLA), as provided by Section 2, Ninth, thereof, personnel described as "Signalmen," employees of The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Corporation.
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Investigator Susanna Fisher to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Signalmen, 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 Fisher who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
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The Board further finds that the Carrier and employees in this case are, respectively, a Carrier and employees within the meaning of the RLA, 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.
On the basis of the investigation and report of election which establishes that less than a majority of eligible employees cast valid ballots in the election, the Board finds no basis for certification and the application is, therefore, dismissed subject to Part 1206.4(b) of the NMB Rules.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Benetta M. Mansfield
Chief of Staff