|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
November 28, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Contact: NMB Public Information Line -- (202) 692-5050
Re: EMERGENCY BOARD CREATED ON AMTRAK DISPUTE
Washington, D.C. -- Effective December 1, 2007, President George W. Bush established Emergency Board 242 to investigate collective bargaining disputes between National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and certain of its employees represented by certain labor organizations.
Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act (RLA), the Emergency Board will conduct a hearing and make a recommendation for settlement within 30 days of the Presidentís creation of the Emergency Board. No work stoppages are permissible following the creation of the Emergency Board and for the 30 days following the date the Emergency Board has made its report to the President.
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