EO 13060
Effective Date: August 21, 1997

Responsible Office: Office of General Counsel
Subject: Establishing an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between Amtrak and its Employees Represented by the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

Disputes exist between Amtrak and its employees represented by the Brotherhood of
Maintenance of Way Employes.

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 judgement 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
August 21, 1997, a Board of three members to be appointed by the President to
investigate these 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 these disputes
within 30 days of its creation.

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 submitted its report to the
President, 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.

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

                                        William J. Clinton

August 21, 1997.

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