July 24, 2019
Attached are copies of the Notice of Election and Sample Instructions in NMB Case R-7533, Horizon Air Industries, Inc. & AMFA-IBT. An election is being conducted under the Railway Labor Act (RLA) for the craft or class of Mechanics & Related Employees, employees of Horizon Air Industries, Inc., sought to be represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, and presently represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters-Airline Division.
No employee is required to vote. If you choose to vote, you will have the opportunity to vote for representation by an organization or individual or for “no representative.” The way to vote for representation is to select one of the “Yes” options. The way to vote for no representation is to select the “No” option for no representative. If an organization or individual receives a majority of the valid votes cast, it will be certified as the representative. If 50 percent or more of the votes cast are for no representation, no representative will be certified. The RLA states that elections shall be free from interference, influence, or coercion. It is unlawful for a carrier to interfere with the organization of its employees. Alleged violations may be reported in writing to the NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD (NMB), Office of Legal Affairs, 1301 K Street, NW, Suite 250 East, Washington, DC 20005.
NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES IN THE CRAFT OR CLASS
On July 31, 2019, the NMB will mail you Telephone and Internet Voting Instructions and a voting system Access Code. Federal law prohibits knowingly and willfully making materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations in any matter within the jurisdiction of the United States Government. 18 U.S.C. § 1001. This includes use of another voter’s Access Code. Your Access Code is a confidential number, known only to you and the NMB. To maintain the confidentiality and integrity of the voting process, do not share your Access Code with anyone. Evidence of shared Access Codes or “voting parties” may result in a Board finding of election interference. If you do not receive your Access Code by August 5, 2019, you may contact the NMB to request a duplicate Access Code. Your request must be in writing and signed by you. The request must be in an individual envelope. No group requests are accepted. Requests by telephone or facsimile are not accepted. Mail the request to: NMB, Office of Legal Affairs, 1301 K Street, NW, Suite 250 East, Washington, DC 20005. No requests will be accepted after August 14, 2019.