THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
ESTABLISHING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE DISPUTES BETWEEN METRO NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD AND ITS EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY CERTAIN LABOR ORGANIZATIONS Disputes exist between Metro North Commuter Railroad and
certain employees represented by certain labor organizations. The labor organizations involved in these disputes are designated on the attached list, which is made a part of this order.
The disputes have not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) (the "Act").
Parties empowered by the Act have requested that the President establish a second emergency board pursuant to section 9A of the Act (45 U.S.C. 159a).
Section 9A(e) of the Act provides that the President, upon such request, shall appoint a second emergency board to investigate and report on the disputes.
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 9A of the Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of the Board. There is established effective July 31, 1995, a board of three members to be appointed by the President to investigate these disputes. No member shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railroad employees or any carrier. The board shall perform its functions subject to the availability of funds.
Sec. 2. Report. Within 30 days after creation of the board, the parties to the disputes shall submit to the board final offers for settlement of the disputes. Within 30 days after submission of final offers for settlement of the disputes, the board shall submit a report to the President setting forth its selection of the most reasonable offer.
Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section 9A(h) of the Act, from the time a request to establish a board is made until 60 days after the board makes its report, no change, except by agreement, shall be made by the parties in the conditions out of which the disputes arose.
Sec. 4. Records Maintenance. The records and files of the board are records of the Office of the President and upon the board's termination shall be maintained in the physical custody of the National Mediation Board.
Sec. 5. Expiration. The board shall terminate upon submission of the report provided for in section 2 of this order.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers including the American Train
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders,
Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Sheet Metal Workers International Union
Transport Workers Union of America
Transportation Communications International Union-ARSA Division United Transportation Union