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Executive Order 11008—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Dispute Between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and Other Carriers and Certain of Their Employees

March 03, 1962

WHEREAS a dispute exists between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and other carriers represented by the Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees, designated in List A attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Eleven Cooperating Railway Labor organizations, labor organizations, designated in List B attached hereto and made a part hereof; 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 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 the 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 Akron Barberton Belt Railroad Company and other carriers represented by the Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committee, or by their employees, in the conditions out of which the dispute arose.



March 3, 1962



Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company

Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railroad Company

Ann Arbor Railroad Company

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company

Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company

Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway Company

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company

Boston & Maine Railroad

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

Buffalo Creek Railroad

Bush Terminal Railroad Company

Canadian National Railways

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

The Central Railroad Company of New Jersey

New York & Long Branch R.R. Company

Central Vermont Railway, Inc.

Chicago Union Station Company

Cincinnati Union Terminal Company

Dayton Union Railway Company

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation

Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad Company

Detroit Terminal Railroad Company

Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad Company

Eric-Lackawanna Railroad Company

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company

The Indianapolis Union Railway Company

The Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company

Long Island Railroad Company

Maine Central Railroad Company

Portland Terminal Company

Monon Railroad Company

Monongahela Railway Company

Montour Railroad Company


New York Central Railroad Company

New York District (Including Grand Central Terminal)

Eastern District (Including Boston & Albany Division)

Western District

Northern District

Southern District

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company

Chicago River & Indiana Railroad Company

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company

Lake Erie and Eastern Railroad Company

Cleveland Union Terminals Company

Troy Union Railroad Company

New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company

New York Dock Railway

New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Company

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company

Baltimore and Eastern Railroad Company

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Company

Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Company

Railroad Perishable Inspection Agency Reading Company

Philadelphia, Reading and Pottsville Telegraph Company

The River Terminal Railway Company

Toledo Terminal Railroad Company

Union Depot Company ( Columbus, Ohio)

Upper Merion & Plymouth Railroad Company

Washington Terminal Company

Western Maryland Railway Company

Youngstown & Southern Railway Company


Alton and Southern Railroad

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway

Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe

Panhandle and Santa Fe

Bauxite and Northern

Belt Railway Company of Chicago

Camas Prairie Railroad Company

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad

Chicago and Illinois Western Railroad

Chicago and North Western Railway

(Including Former Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, Former L&M and Former M&StL.)

Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Chicago Great Western Railway

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Chicago Produce Terminal Company

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway

Colorado and Southern Railway

Colorado and Wyoming Railway

Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railroad

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

Denver Union Terminal Railway

Des Moines Union Railway

Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway

Duluth Union Depot and Transfer Company

Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway

El Paso Union Passenger Depot

Forth Worth and Denver Railway Company

Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad

Great Northern Railway

Green Bay and Western Railroad

Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western Railroad

Houston Belt & Terminal Railway

Illinois Central Railroad

Illinois Northern Railway

Illinois Terminal Railroad

Joint Texas Division of CRI&P and Ft.W&D

Joliet Union Depot Company

Joplin Union Depot Company

Kansas City Southern Railway

Arkansas Western Railway

Kansas City Shreveport and Gulf Terminal

Kansas City Terminal Railway

King Street Passenger Station (Seattle)

Lake Superior & Ishpeming

Lake Superior Terminal and Transfer Railway

Los Angeles Junction Railway

Louisiana & Arkansas Railway Company

Manufacturers Railway

Midland Valley Railroad

Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway

Oklahoma City-ADA-Atoka Railway

Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern Railway

Minnesota and Manitoba

Minnesota Transfer Railway

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company

Beaver, Meade and Englewood Railroad

Missouri Pacific Railroad (Western, Southern and Gulf District)

Missouri-Illinois Railroad

Northern Pacific Railroad

Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon

Northwestern Pacific Railroad

Ogden Union Railway and Depot Company

Oregon, California & Eastern Railway

Pacific Coast Railroad Company

Paducah and Illinois Railroad Company

Peabody Short Lines

Peoria and Pekin Union Railway

Peoria Terminal Company

Port Terminal Railroad Association

Pueblo Joint Interchange Bureau

St. Joseph Terminal Railroad Company

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway

St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Railway

St. Louis Southwestern Railway

St. Paul Union Depot Company

San Diego & Arizona Eastern

Sioux City Terminal Railway

Soo Line Railroad Company

Southern Pacific Company (Pacific Lines)

Southern Pacific Company—Texas and Louisiana Lines

Spokane International Railway

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway

Oregon Trunk Railway

Oregon Electric Railway

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

Texarkana Union Station Trust

Texas and Pacific Railway

Abilene and Southern Railway

Fort Worth Belt Railway

Texas-New Mexico Railway

Texas Short Line

Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern

Texas Mexican Railway Company

Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific

Terminal R. R. of New Orleans

Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad

Tremont & Gulf Railway

Union Pacific Railroad

Union Railway Company (Memphis)

Union Terminal Company (Dallas)

Wabash Railroad Company

Walla Walla Valley Railway Company

Warren & Ouachita Valley Railway

Western Pacific Railroad

Western Weighing and Inspection Bureau


Atlanta & West Point Rail Road Company

The Western Railway of Alabama

Atlanta Joint Terminals

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company

Augusta Union Station Company

Birmingham Southern Railroad Company

Central of Georgia Railway Company

Albany Passenger Terminal Company

Macon Terminal Company

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company

Clinchfield Railroad Company

Georgia Railroad

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad Company

Jacksonville Terminal Company

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad Company

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company

Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company

Norfolk & Western Railway Company

Norfolk Southern Railway Company

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company

Southern Railway Company

The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company

The Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railway Company

Georgia Southern & Florida Railway Company

New Orleans & Northeastern Railroad Company

The New Orleans Terminal Company

Harriman & Northeastern Railroad Company

St. Johns River Terminal Company

Tennessee Central Railway Company


International Association of Machinists

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths,

Forgers and Helpers

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America

International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers

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

Hotel and Restaurant Employes & Bartenders' International Union

John F. Kennedy, Executive Order 11008—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Dispute Between the Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company and Other Carriers and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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