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Presidential Emergency Boards

The firm has represented numerous labor organizations before more than half a dozen Emergency Boards appointed by the President of the United States. Each made recommendations to resolve labor disputes that threaten to deny essential transportation service to a section of the country. In 2007, the firm represented a coalition of labor organizations representing Amtrak employees before a Presidential Emergency Board which recommended a record back pay award for employees. In the Fall of 2011, the firm successfully represented a coalition of labor organizations whose members are employed on the nation’s largest freight carriers before Presidential Emergency Board 243, which recommended substantial wage increases and resulted in voluntary tentative agreements between the carriers and all of the unions in the coalition.