American Linen Supply Co., Inc., 993 (1960)

Docket Number:01-RC-06056
 
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DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTIONS

Upon petitions duly filed under Section 9(c) of the National Labor Relations Act, a consolidated hearing was held before Joseph C. Barry,

I Employer 's name appears as amended at the hearing.

2 Name of Petitioner appears as amended at the hearing.

' The parties stipulated that the Board should consider the petition in Case No 2-RC-10948 as part of the above -consolidated cases , and it is hereby consolidated.

a Cases Nos. 1-RC-6056, 1-R-6068 , 1-RC-6069 , 1-RC-6070, and 1-RC-6075 were consolidated for hearing by order of the Regional Director dated June 20, 1960 a Cases Nos, 1-RC-.6080 and 1-RC-6081 were consolidated for hearing by order of the Regional Director dated June 21, 1960.

9 Cases Nos. 1-RC-6087, 1-RC-6088, 1-RC-6089 , and 1-RC-6090 were consolidated for hearing by order-of the Regional Director dated June 28, 1960.

7 Case No. 1-RC-6094 consolidated for hearing at the hearing by stipulation of the parties 8 Cases Nos 1-RC-6106 and 1-RC-6122 were consolidated with Case No 1-RC-6056, et at , heard on June 30, 1960, by stipulation 129 NLRB No. 121.

586439-61-vol. 129-64 hearing officer. The hearing officer's rulings made at the hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(b) of the National Labor Relations Act, the Board has delegated its powers in connection with this case to a three-member panel [Chairman Leedom and Members Jenkins and Fanning].

Upon the entire record in this case, the Board finds :

  1. The Employer is engaged in commerce within the meaning of the Act.

  2. The labor organizations involved claim to represent certain employees of the Employer.9

  3. A question affecting commerce exists concerning the representation of employees of the Employer within the meaning of Section 9(c) (1) and Section 2(6) and (7) of the Act.

  4. The Employer is a corporation engaged in the linen supply and laundry business . This proceeding involves its New England operations which are located in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

    The Petitioners in Cases Nos. 1-RC-6056, 1-RC-6080, 1-RC-6181, 1-RC-6087, 1-RC-6088, 1-RC-6089, 1-RC-6090, 1-RC-6094, 1-RC6106, and 2-RC-10948 seek to represent separate units of outside -\o-orkers at the several locations of the Employer's laundries and depots in the New England area and the Petitioners in Cases Nos. 1-RC-6068, 1-RC-6069, 1-RC-6070, 1-RC-6075, and 1-RC-6122 seek to represent separate units of inside workers at the several locations of the Employer's laundries or depots in the New England area. The Employer contends that there should be two units, one for the outside employees and the other for the inside employees, both on a New England systemwide basis. The Intervenor...

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