Executive Order 11663—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Carriers Represented by the National Railway Labor Conference and Certain of Their Employees
WHEREAS, disputes exist between the carriers represented by the National Railway Labor Conference designated in lists attached hereto and made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, a labor organization; 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 sections 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 these disputes. 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 finding to the President with respect to these disputes 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 carriers represented by the National Railway Labor Conference, or by their employees, in the conditions out of which the disputes arose.
The White House,
March 31, 1972
NOTE: The lists attached to and made a part of the Executive order are published in the Federal Register of Saturday, April 1, 1972.
The White House announced that the President had appointed Charles M. Rehmus, Chairman, Alexander B. Porter, and Clare B. McDermott as members of the Emergency Board.
Richard Nixon, Executive Order 11663—Creating an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Carriers Represented by the National Railway Labor Conference and Certain of Their Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/306965