Redman Industries, Inc., 1065 (1969)

Docket Number:10-RC-07504
 
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REDMAN INDUSTRIES INC.

Redman Industries, Inc. and International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 660, AFL-CIO,

Petitioner. Case 10-RC-7504

March 7, 1969 DECISION AND DIRECTION OF

ELECTION

BY CHAIRMAN MCCULLOCH AND MEMBERS

BROWN AND JENKINS

Upon a petition duly filed under Section 9(c) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, a hearing was held before H Carlton Bryan, Jr ,

Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer's rulings made at the hearing are tree from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed. Following the hearing, the case was transferred to the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D C., pursuant to Section 102 67 of National Labor Relations Board Rules and Regulations and Statements of Procedure,

Series 8, as amended Thereafter, the Employer filed a brief which has been duly considered Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(b) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended, the National Labor Relations Board has delegated its powers in connection with this case to a three-member panel Upon the entire record in this case, the Board finds1. The Employer is engaged in commerce within the meaning of the Act, and it will effectuate the purposes of the Act to assert jurisdiction herein.

  1. 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.

Petitioner requests that an immediate election be directed among all production and maintenance employees in the Employer's Bear Creek facility. At the hearing, the Employer moved that the petition be dismissed as premature because a substantial and representative complement of employees was not then employed, or in the alternative, that the petition be held in abeyance until such time as a substantial and representative work force is engaged.

For the reasons stated hereinafter the motion to dismiss is hereby denied.

The Employer is engaged in the manufacture of mobile homes On July 15, 1968, it purchased the Bear Creek facility in Florence, Alabama, intending to use such facility for the manufacture of a new line of mobile homes called the 'Hallmark' line.

The Bear Creek facility consists of two separate buildings, known respectively as plant I and plant 2.

'Aluminum Workers International Union , AFL-CIO, was permitted to intervene at the hearing on the basis of a showing of...

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