THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 8, 1996
ESTABLISHING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE A DISPUTE BETWEEN CERTAIN RAILROADS REPRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL RAILWAY LABOR CONFERENCE AND THEIR EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY THE TRANSPORTATION COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL UNION
A dispute exists between certain railroads represented by the National Railway Labor Conference and their employees represented by the Transportation Communications International Union. The railroads involved in this dispute are designated on the attached list, which is made a part of this order.
This dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) (the "Act").
In the judgment of the National Mediation Board, this dispute threatens substantially to interrupt interstate commerce to a degree that would deprive a section of the country of essential transportation service.
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 10 of the Act (45 U.S.C. 160), it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board ("Board"). There is established effective May 8, 1996, a Board of three members to be appointed by the President to investigate the dispute. No member shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railroad employees or any railroad carrier. The Board shall perform its functions subject to the availability of funds.
Sec. 2. Report. The Board shall report to the President with respect to the dispute within 30 days of its creation.
Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section 10 of the Act, from the date of the creation of the Board and for 30 days after the Board has made its report to the President, no change, except by agreement of the parties shall be made by the railroads or the employees in the conditions out of which the dispute 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 the submission of the report provided for in sections 2 and 3 of this order.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 8, 1996.
Alameda Belt Line Railway
Alton & Southern Railroad
American Refrigerator Transit Company Arkansas Memphis Bridge Company
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company Belt Railway Company of Chicago
Brownsville & Matamoros Bridge Company Burlington Northern Railroad Company
Allouez Taconite Facility Brainerd Timber Treating Plant Western Fruit Express Company
Camas Prairie Railroad Company
Canadian National North America
Central California Traction Company
Chicago Heights Terminal Railroad
Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer Railroad Chicago and North Western Railway Company Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad Consolidated Rail Corporation
CSX Transportation, Inc.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (former) The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company (former) Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company (former) Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company (former)
Houston Belt and Terminal Railway
Joint Railroad Agency - National Stock Yards The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
CP-Kansas City Southern Joint Agency
Kansas City Terminal Railway Company
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad Company Los Angeles Junction Railroad Company Missouri Pacific Railroad
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company Norfolk Southern Corporation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company
The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company Atlantic & East Carolina Railway Company Central of Georgia Railroad Company The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company Norfolk & Western Railway Company Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway Company
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company
The Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Company
Port Terminal Railroad Association
Portland Terminal Railroad Company
Spokane International Railroad
Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Texarkana Union Station Trust Company Union Pacific Fruit Express
Union Pacific Railroad
Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Oklahoma, Kansas & Texas Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad
Wichita Terminal Association
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