Executive Order 13586

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Executive Order 13586 of October 6, 2011

Establishing an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between Certain Railroads Represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and Their Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations

Disputes exist between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and their employees represented by certain labor organizations. The railroads and labor organizations involved in these disputes are designated on the attached list, which is made part of this order.

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

I have been notified by the National Mediation Board that in its judgment these disputes threaten 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 RLA (45 U.S.C. 160), it is hereby ordered as follows:

There is established, effective 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 7, 2011, a Board composed of a chair and four other members, all five of whom shall 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 funds.

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

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 parties.

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.

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

Signature of Barack Obama

Barack Obama
The White House,
October 6, 2011.
[FR Doc. 2011–26574 Filed 10–11–11; 11:15 am]
Billing Code 3295–F2–P
Billing Code 7550–01–C


Union Pacific Railroad Company

BNSF Railway Company

CSX Transportation, Inc.

Norfolk Southern Railway Company

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company

Alton & Southern Railway Company

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Brownsville and Matamoros Bridge Company

Central California Traction Company

Columbia & Cowlitz Railway Company

Consolidated Rail Corporation

Gary Railway Company

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company

Kansas City Terminal Railway Company

Longview Switching Company

Los Angeles Junction Railway Company

Manufacturers Railway Company

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company

Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation

Oakland Terminal Railway

Port Terminal Railroad Association

Portland Terminal Railroad Company

Soo Line Railroad Company (Canadian Pacific)

South Carolina Public Railways

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texas City Terminal Railway Company

Union Pacific Fruit Express

Western Fruit Express Company

Wichita Terminal Association

Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Company


Rail Labor Bargaining Coalition consisting of:

Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Iron Ship Builders, Forgers and Helpers

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

National Conference of Firemen & Oilers

Bargaining Together:

Transportation-Communications International Union

American Train Dispatchers Association

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Transport Workers Union of America


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