Synopsis By: Byars - Proceeding Author: Howard G. Gamser, Lewis M. Gill, Ronald W. Haughton, James C. Hill, Eli L. Oliver, Saul Wallen, James R. Wolfe

A discussion of the emergency board procedures under the Railway Labor Act including the positive and negative aspects of the Act and procedures, crises in the collective bargaining machinery, and the possibility of restructuring cumbersome procedures. The panel also discusses the selection of board personnel and the importance of the board to its success, specialized problems associated with the industry, the primary function of the board – mediatory or quasi-judicial and fact-finding, and the success and acceptability of the board recommendations.