NJ TRANSIT unions seek Presidential board to settle contract dispute

Posted on June 19, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. — The unions, working together in the New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) Rail Labor Coalition, will invoke a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB), which will make non-binding recommendations to settle the four-year-old contract dispute, the Bergen Dispatch reported.

The Railway Labor Act of 1926 provides that if the National Mediation Board (NMB) finds that an unresolved dispute between a carrier and a labor organization or other representative threatens “substantially to interrupt interstate commerce to a degree such as to deprive any section of the country of essential transportation service," the NMB is to notify the President, who may create an emergency board to investigate the dispute and issue a report and recommendations. For the full story, click here.

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