In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
THE PUGET SOUND & PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
Train and Engine Service Employees
29 NMB No. 75
CASE NO. R-6887
July 3, 2002
The services of the National Mediation Board (Board) were invoked by the United Transportation Union (UTU) on May 6, 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 "Train and Engine Service Employees," employees of The Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company (Carrier).
At the time this application was received, these employees were not represented by any organization or individual.
The Board assigned Investigator Mary L. Johnson 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 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 Johnson who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|UTU||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Train and Engine Service Employees||7||8|
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 the UTU has been duly designated and authorized to represent for the purposes of the RLA, as amended, the craft or class of Train and Engine Service Employees, employees of The Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad Company, its successors and assigns.
By direction of the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD.
Benetta M. Mansfield
Chief of Staff