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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release November 21, 1994
                         FOR EMPLOYMENT POLICY

President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Morton Bahr as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy.

Morton Bahr of the District of Columbia has been the President of the Communication Workers of America, a union of more than 600,000, since 1985. He is a vice president of the AFL-CIO and a member of the Labor Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations for the U.S. Trade Representative. He is also among the founders of Jobs with Justice, a community-labor action coalition group which he co-chairs.

In addition, Mr. Bahr serves on the Collective Bargaining Forum, comprised of national business and union leaders. He is also a member of the FCC's Network Reliability Council and co-chair of the Telecommunications Industry Health Care Coalition. He also serves as the vice chairman of the United Way Board of Governors. Prior to his election as CWA International President, he served 16 years as the vice president and head of CWA's District 1, covering New York, New Jersey and New England. Mr. Bahr holds a B.S. from Empire State College and is Adjunct Professor at the Harriman School for Labor-Management Policy at Stony Brook College in New York.

The National Commission for Employment Policy was established in order to examine the development, coordination, and administration of employment and training programs, and to advise the President and the Congress on national employment and training issues.