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Executive Order -- Establishing an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Certain of Its Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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         ESTABLISHING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE
  DISPUTES BETWEEN THE SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION
       AUTHORITY AND CERTAIN OF ITS EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED
                 BY CERTAIN LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
     
     Disputes exist between the Southeastern Pennsylvania
Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and certain of its employees
represented by certain labor organizations.  The labor
organizations involved in these disputes are designated on the
attached list, which is made part of this order.
     
     The disputes heretofore have not been adjusted under
the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended,
45 U.S.C. 151-188 (RLA).
     
     A party empowered by the RLA has requested that the
President establish an emergency board pursuant to section 9A of
the RLA (45 U.S.C. 159a).
     
     Section 9A(c) of the RLA provides that the President, upon
such request, shall appoint an emergency board to investigate and
report on the disputes.
     
     NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President
by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including
section 9A of the RLA, it is hereby ordered as follows:
     
     Section 1.  Establishment of Emergency Board (Board).  There
is established, effective 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on
June 15, 2014, a Board of three members to be appointed by the
President to investigate and report on these disputes.  No member
shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization
of railroad employees or any 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 disputes within 30 days of its creation.
     
     Sec. 3.  Maintaining Conditions.  As provided by section
9A(c) of the RLA, for 120 days from the date of the creation of
the Board, no change in the conditions out of which the disputes
arose shall be made by the parties to the controversy, except by
agreement of the parties.
     
     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.

 

June 14, 2014

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


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LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

 

BARACK OBAMA

 

THE WHITE HOUSE,

    June 14, 2014.