Executive Order 9964—Creating a Board of Inquiry to Report on Certain Labor Disputes Affecting the Maritime Industry of the United States
WHEREAS there exist certain labor disputes (a) on the Pacific Coast of the United States between the employers, ship owners, or operators who are represented in collective bargaining conferences by the Waterfront Employers' Association of he pacific Coast, the Pacific American Shipowners' Association or the Shipowners' Association of the Pacific, and certain of their employees represented by the International longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (CIO), the National Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (CIO), the National Union of Marine Cooks and Stewards (CIO), the American Radio Association (CIO), or the Pacific Coast Marine Firemen, Oilers, Watertenders, and Wipers Association (Ind.); (b) on the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States between ship owners or operators who are represented in collective bargaining conferences by the Committee for Companies and Agents, Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and various other ship owners and operators not so represented, and certain of their employees represented by the National Maritime Union of America (CIO), the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (CIO), and the American Radio Association (CIO); and (c) on the Great Lakes and connecting waters between the ship owners or operators whose names are set forth on the list attached hereto and hereby made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the national Maritime Union of America (CIO); and
WHEREAS in my opinion such disputes threaten to result in strikes or lockouts affecting a substantial part of the maritime industry, an industry engaged in trade, commerce, transportation, transmission, or communication among the several States and with foreign nations, which strikes or lockouts, if permitted to occur, will imperil the national health and safety:
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 206 of the labor-Management Relations Act, 1947 (Public Law 101, 80th Congress), I hereby create a Board of Inquiry, consisting of such members as I shall appoint, to inquire into the issues involved in such disputes.
The Board shall have powers and duties as set forth in Title II of the said Act. The Board shall report to the President in accordance with the provisions of section 206 of the said Act on or before June 11, 1948.
Upon the submission of its report, the Board shall continue in existence to perform such other functions as may be required under the said Act, until the Board is terminated by the President.
Interstate Steamship Company
Bethlehem Transportation Corporation
Great Lakes Transportation Company
Johnson Transportation Company
Nicholson Transit Company
Ford Motor Company
Standard Oil Company of Indiana
Brown and Shasta Steamship Company
Inland Steel Company
International Harvester Company
Texas Oil Company
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 3, 1948
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9964—Creating a Board of Inquiry to Report on Certain Labor Disputes Affecting the Maritime Industry of the United States Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/278434