Franklin D. Roosevelt

Proclamation 2259—Emergency Board, Pacific Electric Railway, Employees

October 30, 1937

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Whereas the President, having been duly notified by the National Mediation Board that a dispute between the Pacific Electric Railway, a carrier, and certain of its employees represented by

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen

which dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, amended, now threatens substantially to interrupt interstate commerce within the state of California to a degree such as to deprive that section of the country of essential transportation service;

Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, and by virtue of and under the authority in me vested by Section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, amended, do hereby create a board to be composed of 3 persons not pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railway employees or any carrier, to investigate the aforementioned dispute and report its findings to me within thirty days from this date.

The members of this board shall be compensated for and on account of such duties in the sum of 75.00 dollars for every day actually employed with or upon account of travel and duties incident to such board. The members will be reimbursed for and they are hereby authorized to make expenditures for expenses for themselves and of the board, including traveling expenses and in conformity with Public No. 212, 72nd Congress, Approved June 30, 1932, 11:30 a.m., not to exceed five ($5.00) dollars per diem for expenses incurred for subsistence.

All expenditures of the board shall be allowed and paid for out of the appropriation "Emergency Boards, Railway Labor Act, May 20, 1926, 1938" on the presentation of itemized vouchers properly approved by the chairman of the board hereby created.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 30th day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty second.

Signature of Franklin D. Roosevelt

By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2259—Emergency Board, Pacific Electric Railway, Employees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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