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FAQ - The Vote for Representation
Updated On: Nov 02, 2010

The Vote for Representation

Where do we get the cards and what do we do with them?
You can download a card from this website here. Put it in an envelope and mail it to IBT 1108 PO Box 43485 Richmond Heights, OH 44143-3485.  If you would like a card to be mailed to you send your address to organize@ibt1108.org. (Your information is held in the strictest confidence.)

What happens once we have enough cards?

Our attorney will fill out a Form NMB-3 to petition for your representation. When the NMB receives this application, they will assign an identification number and preliminary correspondence will be initiated. The correspondence will identify the Investigator(s) assigned.

Who will know I submitted a card?
Authorizations will be handled only by NMB representatives. The NMB keeps all authorizations confidential. This includes the names of individuals who have signed authorizations and the number of authorizations submitted. The carrier or opposing party or parties should not be privy to the number or percentage of authorizations furnished. Information on specific representation matters will be available only to the designated representatives in those matters.

What does the Investigator do?

The Investigator will determine the scope and the form of the investigation, including whether to conduct the investigation on-site. If the participants wish to raise any particular issues(s) in the representation matter, the issue(s) and supporting evidence or documentation must be submitted in writing within time limit(s) established by the Investigator.

The NMB has a statutory right to have access to and to make copies of carrier books and records (Section 2, Ninth). The Investigator will advise the carrier of these statutory rights whenever the Investigator determines that carrier books and records are necessary to the investigation. The Investigator compares the list of potential eligible voters with the names of the employees who signed authorizations to determine if a sufficient percentage of authorizations has been submitted to require checking the validity of the authorizations. If there are insufficient authorizations submitted, the Investigator may, in his/her discretion, allow adjustments to the list prior to checking the validity of the authorizations. The NMB requires 35% of the eligible craft to submit cards. The IBT and Local 1108 prefer 65% of the members submit cards.

What will the company be required to do?
The carrier must serve three (3) copies of a system-wide alphabetized list of potential eligible voters on the Investigator and serve one (1) copy on each participants’ representative. The NMB requires the carrier to provide a copy of the alphabetized list on a disk in Excel spreadsheet format for the NMB’s administrative use only. The list of potential eligible voters must include all individuals in the craft or class with an employee-employer relationship as of the cut-off date. The list must identify each employee’s full name, the job title, and the duty station or location. The carrier must also provide the NMB with one (1) copy of legible, alphabetized signature samples for each employee on the list. Examples of acceptable signature samples include tax-withholding forms and employment and insurance applications. The alphabetized signature samples must be in the same order as the names on the list of potential eligible voters. The list of potential eligible voters and signature samples must be delivered to the NMB by the deadline set by the General Counsel of the NMB. When there is an on-site investigation, the list and signature samples must be delivered to the Investigator upon arrival.

What happens once the NMB authorizes an election?
When the NMB authorizes an election, the carrier is required to furnish, within five (5) calendar days of the date of authorization, alphabetized peel-off labels bearing the names and current addresses of all employees on the list of potential eligible voters. The participants should notify the Investigator, within five (5) calendar days of the authorization, of any employees on military leave who are serving in foreign countries or of any potential eligible voters located outside the U.S. It is the responsibility of the carrier to provide address labels for any individuals who may be added to the list or treated as challenged voters. Unused labels will be returned or destroyed following the close of the case.

How will the vote be conducted?

The NMB may conduct the vote via mail or telephone. The Carrier must post the Notice on Carrier bulletin boards and at all locations where other notices to employees usually are posted. At least one Notice per station must be posted.


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