Executive Order 10372—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate a Dispute Between the Northwest Airlines, Inc., and Certain of Its Employees
WHEREAS a dispute exists between the Northwest Airlines, Inc., a carrier and certain of its employees represented by the International Association of Machinists, 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 section of the country of essential transportation service:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 0f 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 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 in 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 Northwest Airlines, Inc., or its employees in the conditions out of which the said dispute arose.
In performing its functions under this order the Board shall comply with the requirements of section 502 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 10, 1952
Harry S Truman, Executive Order 10372—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate a Dispute Between the Northwest Airlines, Inc., and Certain of Its Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278736