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PUBLIC LAW 102-29—APR. 18, 1991 105 STAT. 169 Public Law 102-29 102d Congress Joint Resolution To provide for a settlement of the railroad labor-management disputes between » ,g,QQ, certain railroads represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and certain of their employees. ^H-J. Res. A^^\ Whereas the labor disputes between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and certain of their employees represented by certain labor organizations threaten essential transportation services of the United States; Whereas it is essential to the national interest, including the national health and defense, that essential transportation services be maintained; Whereas the President, pursuant to the provisions of section 10 of the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. 160), by Executive Order No. 12714 of May 3, 1990, created Presidential Emergency Board No. 219 to investigate the disputes and report findings; Whereas the recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board No. 219 issued on January 15, 1991, have formed the basis for tentative agreements between some, but not all, of the parties to the disputes; Whereas the recommendations of Presidential Emergency Board No. 219 issued on January 15, 1991, have not resulted in a settlement of all the disputes; Whereas all the procedures provided under the Railway Labor Act, and further procedures agreed to by the parties, have been exhausted and have not resulted in settlement of all the disputes; Whereas it is desirable to resolve such disputes in a manner which encourages solutions reached through collective bargaining; Whereas Congress, under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, has the authority and responsibility to ensure the uninterrupted operation of essential transportation services; Whereas the Congress finds that emergency measures are essential to national security and continuity of transportation services by such railroads; and Whereas Congress has in the past enacted legislation for such purposes: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. CONDITIONS DURING RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES. The following conditions shall apply to the disputes referred to in Executive Order No. 12714 of May 3, 1990, between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and the employees of such railroads represented by the labor organizations which are party to such disputes: (1) The parties to such disputes shall take all necessary steps to restore or preserve the conditions out of which such disputes