Executive Order 10921
ESTABLISHING A COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO A CONTROVERSY
BETWEEN CERTAIN AIR CARRIERS AND CERTAIN OF THEIR EMPLOYEES
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. There is hereby established a Presidential commission to consider differences that have arisen regarding the performance of the flight engineer's function, the job security of employees performing such function, and related representation rights of the unions namely, the Flight Engineers International Association and the Airlines Pilots Association on the following carriers: Pan American World Airways, American Airlines, Trans World Airways, Eastern Airlines, National Airlines and Flying Tigers. The commission shall be composed of three public members who are hereby appointed as follows: Professor Nathan Feinsinger, Chairman, Professor Richard Lester and Professor J. Keith Mann.
SEC. 2. The commission is authorized and directed to investigate and to inquire into such issues with the objective of making a report to the President, including its findings and recommendations with respect thereto and assisting in achieving an amicable settlement and agreement with respect to such issues involving the above-mentioned parties. In connection with its inquiry, the commission is authorized to hold such public hearings and to hear such witnesses as it may deem appropriate.
SEC. 3. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government are authorized and directed to cooperate with the commission in its work and to furnish the commission with such information and assistance, not inconsistent with law, as it may require in the performance of its duties.
SEC. 4. The chairman and members of the commission shall receive such compensation and expense allowances as the President shall hereafter fix, in a manner to be hereafter determined.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
February 21, 1961.