Executive Order 9918 by President of the United States Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad Company and Other Carriers, and Certain of Their Employees
Whereas disputes exist between the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad Company and certain other carriers designated in list A attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the seventeen cooperating nonoperating labor organizations designated in list B attached hereto and made a part hereof; and
Whereas these disputes have not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended; and
Whereas these disputes, in the judgment of the national Mediation Board, threaten substantially to interrupt interstate commerce to a degree such as to deprive 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 (45 U.S.C. 160) I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate the said disputes.
Each of the carriers involved shall be given independent consideration in such investigation, and the said labor organizations shall be permitted to function as a unit in proceedings before the board.
No member of the said board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway employees or any carrier.
The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to the said disputes within thirty days from the date of this order. The report of the board shall contain separate and independent findings with respect to each of the carriers involved.
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 any of the carriers involved or their employees in the conditions out of which the said disputes arose.
Harry S. Truman
The White House,
December 31, 1947.
Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad Company
Atlantic and East Carolina Railway Company
Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad
Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railway Company
Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railway Company
Colorado and Wyoming Railway Company
Columbus and Greenville Railway Company
East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Company
Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company
Georgia and Florida Railroad
Louisiana and North West Railroad Company
Macon, Dublin and Savannah Railroad Company
Meridian and Bigbee River Railway Company
Midland Terminal Railway Company
Mississippi Central Railroad Company
Port Utilities Commission (Charleston)
Tennessee Railroad Company
Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad Company
International Association of Machinists
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America
International Brotherhood of Blacksmiths, Drop Forgers and Helpers
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America
International Brotherhood of Firemen, Oilers and Maintenance Mechanics, A.F. of L.
Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employes
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes
The Order of Railroad Telegraphers
Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America
National Organization Masters, Mates, and Pilots of America
National Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association
International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Unions, C.I.O.
Hotel & Restaurant Employees' International Alliance and Bartenders' International League of America
American Train Dispatchers Association
Railroad Yardmasters of America