ELECTION FILING UPDATE AND OTHER INFO
As you are likely aware, the IAM filed last Thursday an application for the National Mediation Board (NMB), a federal agency based in Washington DC, to conduct a union representation election for Republic Airways AMTs. This morning the NMB “docketed” our application. The NMB this morning further directed Republic Airways management to provide the list of eligible voters to the NMB by September 1, 2020. The company can submit the eligibility list sooner.
The next step after the eligibility list is submitted is for the NMB to count the a-cards submitted and to determine if 50 percent of Republic Airways AMTs have, indeed, requested a representation election take place. If the 50 percent threshold has been reached, a voting period will be scheduled and all voters will be mailed voting instructions. It is important that the company has your current address, so you receive your voting instructions in a timely manner.
PLEASE READ THE ELECTION Q & A THAT WE POSTED LAST WEEK FOR MORE INFO ON THE ELECTION PROCESS.
Now that we have filed for an election, we may see Republic management behave differently. The may do the following:
These are just some of the things that Republic management may do, and please know that any move management takes to dissuade us from joining the IAM is a move to prevent us from having the legal right to negotiate a contract and enforce such a contract.
As always, we will update you with any developments at the NMB.
If you have any specific questions, you can submit them here and we will get back to you.
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