National Railroad Passenger Corporation and certain labor organizations; establishment of emergency board to investigate labor disputes (EO 13452) , 67825-67829 [07-5919]


[Federal Register: November 30, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 230)]
[Presidential Documents]
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Part III

The President


Executive Order 13452--Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate
Disputes Between the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and
Certain of Its Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations

                        Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13452 of November 28, 2007

                Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate
                Disputes Between the National Railroad Passenger
                Corporation and Certain of Its Employees Represented by
                Certain Labor Organizations

                Disputes exist between National Railroad Passenger
                Corporation (Amtrak) and certain of its 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

                The disputes have not heretofore been adjusted under
                the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45
                U.S.C. 151 et seq.) (RLA).

                In the judgment of the National Mediation Board, these
                disputes threaten substantially to interrupt interstate
                commerce to a degree that would deprive sections 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 RLA (45
                U.S.C. 160), it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board (Board).
                There is established, effective 12:01 a.m. eastern
                standard time on December 1, 2007, a Board of five
                members to be appointed by the President to investigate
                and report on 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

                Sec. 2. Report. The Board shall report to the President
                with respect to the disputes within 30 days of its

                Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section
                10 of the RLA, from the date of the creation of the
                Board and for 30 days after the Board has submitted its
                report to the President, no change in the conditions
                out of which the disputes arose shall be made by the
                parties to the controversy, except by agreement of the

                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.

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                Sec. 5. Expiration. The Board shall terminate upon the
                submission of the report provided for in section 2 of
                this order.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    November 28, 2007.

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                Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes

                International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

                International Association of Machinists and Aerospace

                Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

                Joint Council of Carmen, comprised of the
                Transportation Communications International Union/
                Brotherhood Railway Carmen Division and the Transport
                Workers Union of America

                American Train Dispatchers Association

                National Conference of Firemen & Oilers/Service
                Employees International Union

                Transportation Communications International Union--
                American Railway and Airline Supervisors Association

[FR Doc. 07-5919 Filed 11-29-07; 8:57 am]

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