Executive Order 9940

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Signed by President  Harry S. Truman  Thursday, March 25, 1948 Federal Register  page & date: 13 FR 1625, Saturday, March 27, 1948
See the Notes section for a list of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.
Whereas a dispute exists between the Railway Express Agency, Inc., a carrier, and certain of its employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, AFL, a labor organization; and

Whereas this dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended; and

Whereas this dispute, in the judgment of the National Mediation Board, threatens substantially to interrupt interstate commerce to a degree such as to deprive a large section of the country of essential transportation service:

Now, Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (46 U.S.C. 160), I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate said dispute. No member of the said board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of employees or any carrier.


The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to the said dispute within thirty days from the date of this order.
As provided by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, from this date and for thirty days after the board has made its report to the President, no change, except by agreement, shall be made by the Railway Express Agency, Inc., or its employees in the conditions out of which the said dispute arose.


Signature of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman 
The White House,
March 25, 1948.

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