American Can Company, Employer And International Association Of Machinists, Lodge 304, Petitioner, 416 (1948)

Docket Number:2-R-7652 SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL DECISION AND SECOND DIRECTION OF ELECTION July 19
Party Name:418
 
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In the Matter of AMERICAN CAN COMPANY, EMPLOYER and INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS, LODGE 304, PETITIONER Case No. 2-R-7652 SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL DECISION AND SECOND DIRECTION OF ELECTION July 19, 19.18 On January 27, 1948, the National Labor Relations Board issued its Decision and Direction of Election in the above-entitled proceeding.' On February 11, 1948, all parties jointly filed with the Board a 'Request for Board Approval of Consent of Parties as to Voting Group and as to Extension of Time for Conduct of Election.' 2 Thereafter, on March 23, 1948, the Board issued a Supplemental Decision and Order 3 modifying the description of the voting group to read as follows:

All tool and die makers and their apprentices, and shop maintenance, and production machinists, and their apprentices at the Employer's Hudson Plant, excluding tool crib attendants, tool grinders and their helpers, production mechanics and production mechanics-in-training, and supervisors as defined in the Act.

Upon the issuance of said Supplemental Decision and Order the Employer requested the Board further to amend the description of the voting group by including therein tool grinders and their helpers, production mechanics, and production mechanics-in-training.

On April 20, 1948, the Board ordered that the case be remanded for further hearing,4 for the purpose of taking additional testimony concerning the composition of the voting group with particular attention to the functions, duties, and relationships of tool and die makers, machinists in all departments, tool grinders and their helpers, production mechanics, and production mechanics-in-training.

1 2 On February 24, 1948, the Board extended the time for holding the election to sixty (60) days from the date of issuance of the Direction of Election.

3 4 The Board also ordered that the election directed in this proceeding be stayed until further order of the Board.

416 Pursuant to the Board's order of April 20, 1948, a hearing was held before a hearing officer of the National Labor Relations Board. The hearing officer's rulings made at the hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.

Upon the entire record in this case, the Board 6 makes the following findings:

The tool grinders and their helpers work in close relationship with tool and die makers and machinists in the machine shop. They do external and internal grinding on tools as well as surface grinding on machine parts, although they...

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