A. P. Controls Corp., 593 (1962)

Docket Number:13-RC-03577
  1. P. CONTROLS CORPORATION 593 head nurses, and supervisors as defined in the Act, constitute a unit appropriate for purposes of collective bargaining within the meaning of Section 9 (b) of the Act. s [Text of Direction of Election omitted from publication.] 5 We hereby grant the Petitioner's motion, referred to the Board by the hearing officer.

    to amend its petition in order that the unit appear as stipulated to by the parties at the hearing.

  2. P. CONTROLS CORPORATION and TOOL AND DIE MAKERS LODGE NO. 78, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS, AFL,' Petitioner. Case No. 13-RC-3577. Apri129, 1954 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 Joseph Cohen, hearing officer. 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 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.

    4. The appropriate unit.

    The Petitioner seeks to sever a unit of toolroom and modelshop employees from an existing production and maintenance unit at the Employer's plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the ground that the employees in the requested unit are craftsmen.

    Alternatively, the Petitioner urges that, severance of these employees should be granted because they form a functionally distinct and separate departmental group. The Intervenor,

    Amalgamated Local 806, International Union, United Automobile Workers of America, AFL, and the Employer oppose the severance of the requested unit for the reasons that (1) only a production and maintenance group is appropriate in view of the extended history of bargaining on a broader basis between the Intervenor and the. Employer, (2) the unit involved lacks the characteristics of a true craft, and (3) a high degree of integration exists in the plant which militates against any departmental severance.

    The Employer is engaged in the manufacture of heating and refrigeration control equipment at its Milwaukee plant. In 1942, the Intervenor was certified as the bargaining representative of 108 NLRB No. 92.

    339676 0 - 55 - 39 the Employer's production and maintenance employees, including the toolroom and model-shop employees here sought by the Petitioner. Since 1942, the Intervenor and the Employer have executed successive contracts covering these approximately 740 employees, the latest of which was executed on November 27 , 1950 , for a 3-year period and is not asserted as a bar to this proceeding.

  3. Toolroom: In its main plant the Employer maintains a toolroom separated from the production area by a wire netting. The toolroom is considered an independent department. There are 12 tool, die, and gauge makers 'A', 1 tool, die, and gauge maker 'B', 2 tool grinders, 1 refrigeration maintenance machinist, and 1 maintenance man helper.

    The specific duties of the toolroom employees are as follows: One toolmaker 'A' makes tools and dies; 5 toolmakers 'A' make holding fixtures for assemblies, as well as clamps; 2 others do machinist workonthe simpler fixtures;

    1 performs most of the precision grinding on tools; 2 others are engaged in repairing machines on the production floor which require tooling work; and 1 does tool and cutter grinding. The toolmaker...

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