Published 15 Oct, 2011
On October 6, 2011 the White House announced the appointment of five-member Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to investigate and make non-binding recommendations in the dispute involving TWU and 10 other rail labor unions and the National Carrier’s Conference Committee which represent the freight railroads.
The President issued the executive order, under the Railway Labor Act (RLA), after he was notified by the National Mediation Board (NMB) that the disputes would interrupt the transportation services essential to America.
President Obama announced the PEB appointments as: Ira Jaffe, Chairman; Roberta Golick, Member; Joshua Javits, Member; Gil Vernon, Member; and Arnold Zack, Member.
The board will report to the President within 30 days of the Board’s appointment.
You can read the executive order for further details here.