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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-385—AUG. 21, 1986

100 STAT. 819

Public Law 99-385 99th Congress Joint Resolution To provide for a temporary prohibition of strikes or lockouts with respect to the Maine Central Railroad Company and Portland Terminal Company labormanagement dispute.

Whereas the labor dispute between the common rail carriers, Maine Central Railroad Company and Portland Terminal Company, and certain of the employees of such carriers represented by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees threatens essential transportation services of the Nation; Whereas it is essential to the national interest, including the national health and defense, that essential transportation services be maintained; Whereas the Congress finds that emergency measures are essential to security and continuity of transportation services by such carriers; Whereas it is desirable to resolve such dispute in a manner which encourages solutions reached through collective bargaining; Whereas the President, pursuant to section 10 of the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 160), by Executive Order No. 12557 of May 16, 1986, created a Presidential Emergency Board to investigate the dispute and report findings; Whereas the recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board No. 209 for settlement of such dispute have not yet resulted in a settlement; and Whereas all the procedures for resolving such dispute provided for in the Railway Labor Act have been exhausted and have not resulted in settlement of the dispute: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the final paragraph of section 10 of the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 160) shall apply and be extended for an additional period of 60 days beginning on July 21, 1986, with respect to the dispute referred to in Executive Order No. 12557 of May 16, 1986, so that no change, except by agreement, shall be made by the common rail carriers, Maine Central Railroad Company and Portland Terminal Company, or by the employees of such carriers in the conditions out of which such dispute arose as such conditions existed before 12:01 ante meridiem of March 3, 1986. SEC. 2. (a) Not later than 10 days prior to the expiration date of the 60-day period referred to in the first section of this joint resolution the board established under subsection (b) shall submit to the Congress a full and comprehensive report containing— (1) the progress, if any, of negotiations between the common rail carriers, Maine Central Railroad Company and Portland Terminal Company, and the employees of such carriers represented by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees;

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3 CFR, 1986 Comp., p. 215.

45 USC 151.

Reports,