WHEREAS a dispute exists between the New York Central Railroad Company System and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company and certain of their employees represented by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers; 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 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 (45 U.S.C. 160), I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate this dispute. No member of the board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railroad employees or any carrier.
The board shall report its findings to the President with respect to this 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 New York Central Railroad Company System and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company, or by their employees, in the conditions out of which this dispute arose.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 8, 1962