Guggenheim Packing Co., 777 (1951)

Docket Number:17-RC-00956
 
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foremen report directly to the yard superintendent.- Although inside machinists generally work to a closer tolerance than that ordinarily required in the repair work performed on board a vessel,12 the pay rates in both departments are the same. But as seniority is departnmental, the inside and outside machinists have separate seniority lists.

We find that the inside and outside machinists and their helpers at the Employer's Brooklyn and Hoboken yards constitute a homogeneous, readily identifiable, craft group 13 with sufficient interests in common to entitle them to separate representation if they so desire.14 We shall direct an election among these employees, and if a majority of them vote for the Petitioner they will be taken to have indicated their desire to be represented in a separate bargaining unit.

[Text of Direction of Election omitted from publication in this volume.] 'The yard superintendent reports to a production superintendent who in turn reports to the general superintendent.

12 Bench hands or helpers in the machine shop assemble parts finished in the shop and carry them to the vessels under repair, where they are installed by the outside machinists.

13 Gibbs Corporation, supra; Watei man Steamship Corp , supra.

14 Todd Shipyards Corporation, supra.

GUGGENHEIM PACKING COMPANY and INDEPENDENT BUTCHERS' & PACKERS' UNION, PETITIONER. Case No. 17-RC-956. May 01, 1951

Decision and Direction of Election Upon a petition duly filed under Section 9 (c) of the National Labor Relations Act, a hearing was held before William J. Scott, 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 Act, the Board has delegated its powers in connection with this case to a three-member panel [Members Houston, Murdock, and Styles].

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.

  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.

    94 NLRB No. 93.

  4. The parties agree, and we find, that all the production and maintenance employees at the Employer's Wichita, Kansas, plant, excluding all office and clerical employees, guards, professional employees, and...

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