In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
HORIZON AIR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Mechanics and Related Employees
29 NMB No. 73
CASE NO. R-6880
July 2, 2002
The services of the National Mediation Board (Board) were invoked by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) on April 9, 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 "Mechanics and Related Employees," employees of Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Carrier).
At the time this application was received, these employees were represented by the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU).
The Board assigned Investigator Eileen M. Hennessey to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Mechanics and Related Employees, 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||AMFA||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Mechanics and Related Employees||185||187||441|
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.
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Section 2, Ninth, of the RLA, as amended, and based upon its investigation pursuant thereto, the Board certifies that AMFA has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the RLA, as amended, the craft or class of Mechanics and Related Employees, employees of Horizon Air Industries, Inc., its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Benetta M. Mansfield
Chief of Staff