In the Matter of the
REPRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEES
DELTA AIR LINES, INC.
Pilot Ground Training Instructors
29 NMB No. 80
CASE NO. R-6854
August 12, 2002
The services of the National Mediation Board (Board) were invoked by Joe T. Hatfield, Individual on November 13, 2001, 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 "Pilot Ground Training Instructors," employees of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Carrier).
At the time this application was received, these employees were represented by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU).
The Board assigned Investigator Susanna Pequignot to investigate.
The investigation disclosed that a dispute existed among the craft or class of Pilot Ground Training Instructors, 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 Pequignot who was assigned to count the ballots in this case.
|Number of Employees Voting:|
|Joe T. Hatfield, Individual||Void Ballots||TWU||Number of Employees Eligible|
|Pilot Ground Training Instructors||1||1||44||145|
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