Progress Through Unity

PEB 249

President Obama has appointed Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 249 to make non-binding recommendations to settle the outstanding contract dispute between New Jersey Transit (NJT) and the coalition of all the unions.

The three member Board will be chaired by arbitrator Joshua Javits, who also served as Chairman of the second Long Island Rail Road PEB last year. 

The PEB will hold hearings starting December 14 in Newark. Each side will submit their complete proposal for a contract, and the Board will choose what it considers the most reasonable offer as its recommendation. The Board decision is due no later than January 11, 2016.