[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 22, 1996)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 25771-25773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-13081]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 61, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 22, 1996 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 25771]]

                Executive Order 13004 of May 17, 1996

Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate 
                Disputes Between Certain Railroads Represented by the 
                National Railway Labor Conference and Their- Employees 
                Represented by Certain Labor Organizations

                Disputes exist between certain railroads represented by 
                the National Railway Labor Conference and their 
                employees represented by certain labor organizations. 
                The railroads and labor organizations involved in these 
                disputes are designated on the attached lists, which 
                are made a part of this order.

                These disputes have not heretofore been adjusted under 
                the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 
                U.S.C. 151 et seq.) (the ``Act'').

                In the judgment of the National Mediation Board, these 
                disputes threaten substantially to interrupt interstate 
                commerce to a degree that would deprive a section of 
                the country of essential transportation service.

                NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as 
                President by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, including section 10 of the Act (45 
                U.S.C. 160), it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board 
                (``Board''). There is established effective May 17, 
                1996, a Board of three members to be appointed by the 
                President to investigate the disputes. No member shall 
                be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any 
                organization of railroad employees or any railroad 
                carrier. The Board shall perform its functions subject 
                to the availability of funds.

                Sec. 2. Report. The Board shall report to the President 
                with respect to the dispute within 30 days of its 

                Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section 
                10 of the Act, from the date of the creation of the 
                Board and for 30 days after the Board has made its 
                report to the President, no change, except by agreement 
                of the parties, shall be made by the railroads or the 
                employees in the conditions out of which the disputes 

                Sec. 4. Records Maintenance. The records and files of 
                the Board are records of the Office of the President 
                and upon the Board's termination shall be maintained in 
                the physical custody of the National Mediation Board.

                Sec. 5. Expiration. The Board shall terminate upon the 
                submission of the report provided for in sections 2 and 
                3 of this order.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 17, 1996.

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                Alameda Belt Line Railway

                Alton & Southern Railroad

                American Refrigerator Transit Company

                Arkansas Memphis Bridge Company

                Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company

                Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company

                Belt Railway Company of Chicago

                Brownsville & Matamoros Bridge Company

                Burlington Northern Railroad Company

                    Allouez Taconite Facility
                    Brainerd Timber Treating Plant
                    Western Fruit Express Company

                Camas Prairie Railroad Company

                Canadian National North America

                Central California Traction Company

                Chicago Heights Terminal Railroad

                Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer Railroad

                Chicago and North Western Railway Company

                Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad

                Consolidated Rail Corporation

                CSX Transportation, Inc.

                    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (former)
                    The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company (former)
                    Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company (former)
                    Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company (former)

                Houston Belt and Terminal Railway

                Joint Railroad Agency - National Stock Yards

                The Kansas City Southern Railway Company

                    CP-Kansas City Southern Joint Agency

                Kansas City Terminal Railway Company

                Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad Company

                Los Angeles Junction Railroad Company

                Missouri Pacific Railroad

                New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

                Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company

                Norfolk Southern Corporation

                Norfolk Southern Railway Company

                    The Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company
                    Atlantic & East Carolina Railway Company
                    Central of Georgia Railroad Company
                    The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific 
                Railway Company
                    Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company
                    Norfolk & Western Railway Company
                    Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway Company

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                Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

                Peoria and Pekin Union Railway Company

                The Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway 

                Port Terminal Railroad Association

                Portland Terminal Railroad Company

                Spokane International Railroad

                Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis

                Texarkana Union Station Trust Company

                Union Pacific Fruit Express

                Union Pacific Railroad

                    Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad
                    Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
                    Oklahoma, Kansas & Texas Railroad

                Western Pacific Railroad

                Wichita Terminal Association


                Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

                International Association of Machinists & Aerospace 
                Workers, AFL-CIO

                International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

                Sheet Metal Workers International Association

[FR Doc. 96-13081
Filed 5-21-96; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P