Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Its Locomotive Engineers Represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, 62323-62324 [2014-24851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 62323 Presidential Documents Executive Order 13679 of October 10, 2014 Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Its Locomotive Engineers Represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen A dispute exists between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and its Locomotive Engineers represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET). The dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 151–188 (RLA). A first emergency board to investigate and report on this dispute and disputes involving other SEPTA employees represented by other labor organizations was established on June 15, 2014, by Executive Order 13670 of June 14, 2014. The emergency board terminated upon issuance of its report. Subsequently, its recommendations were not accepted by the parties to this dispute. A party empowered by the RLA has requested that the President establish a second emergency board pursuant to section 9A of the RLA (45 U.S.C. 159a). Section 9A(e) of the RLA provides that the President, upon such request, shall appoint an emergency board to investigate and report on the dispute. NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 9A of the RLA, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board (Board). There is established, effective 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 13, 2014, a Board of three members to be appointed by the President to investigate and report on this dispute. 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 the creation of the Board, the parties to the dispute shall submit to the Board final offers for settlement of the dispute. Within 30 days after the submission of final offers for settlement of the dispute, the Board shall submit a report to the President setting forth its selection of the most reasonable offer. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section 9A(h) of the RLA, from the time a request to establish a second emergency board is made until 60 days after the Board submits its report to the President, no change in the conditions out of which the dispute arose shall be made by the parties to the controversy, except by agreement of the parties. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCE0.SGM 17OCE0 62324 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Presidential Documents 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 section 2 of this order. THE WHITE HOUSE, October 10, 2014. [FR Doc. 2014–24851 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCE0.SGM 17OCE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 201 (Friday, October 17, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24851]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Executive Order 13679 of October 10, 2014

                
Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate a 
                Dispute Between the Southeastern Pennsylvania 
                Transportation Authority and Its Locomotive Engineers 
                Represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 
                and Trainmen

                A dispute exists between the Southeastern Pennsylvania 
                Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and its Locomotive 
                Engineers represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive 
                Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).

                The dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the 
                provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, 45 
                U.S.C. 151-188 (RLA).

                A first emergency board to investigate and report on 
                this dispute and disputes involving other SEPTA 
                employees represented by other labor organizations was 
                established on June 15, 2014, by Executive Order 13670 
                of June 14, 2014. The emergency board terminated upon 
                issuance of its report. Subsequently, its 
                recommendations were not accepted by the parties to 
                this dispute.

                A party empowered by the RLA has requested that the 
                President establish a second emergency board pursuant 
                to section 9A of the RLA (45 U.S.C. 159a).

                Section 9A(e) of the RLA provides that the President, 
                upon such request, shall appoint an emergency board to 
                investigate and report on the dispute.

                NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as 
                President by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, including section 9A of the RLA, it is 
                hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board (Board). 
                There is established, effective 12:01 a.m. eastern 
                daylight time on October 13, 2014, a Board of three 
                members to be appointed by the President to investigate 
                and report on this dispute. 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 the creation of 
                the Board, the parties to the dispute shall submit to 
                the Board final offers for settlement of the dispute. 
                Within 30 days after the submission of final offers for 
                settlement of the dispute, 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 RLA, from the time a request to establish 
                a second emergency board is made until 60 days after 
                the Board submits its report to the President, no 
                change in the conditions out of which the dispute arose 
                shall be made by the parties to the controversy, except 
                by agreement of the parties.

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                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 section 2 of 
                this order.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    October 10, 2014.

[FR Doc. 2014-24851
Filed 10-16-14; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5