THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON RENOMINATES ERNEST W. DUBESTER TO THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
The President today announced his renomination of Ernest W. DuBester to the National Mediation Board.
Ernest W. DuBester of New Jersey is an airline and railroad industry labor relations expert. He currently serves as a member of the National Mediation Board, and served as Chair from December 1993 to July 1995. Prior to his appointment, he was the Legislative Counsel of the AFL-CIO, a post he held for nine years. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. DuBester was in private practice with Highsaw & Mahoney, a firm specializing in matters arising under the Railway Labor Act. He began his career in 1975 with six years of service at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) where he served as counsel to the Chair and as a field attorney in Los Angeles. Mr. DuBester received an A.B. in political science from Boston College in 1972, a J.D. from Catholic University in 1975 and an L.L.M. in labor law from Georgetown University in 1980.
The National Mediation Board was created in 1934, by the Railway Labor Act, to assist in maintaining the free flow of commerce in the railroad and airline industries by resolving disputes that could disrupt travel or imperil the economy. The Board also handles airline and railroad union representation disputes and provides administrative support services for the arbitration of grievances in both industries.