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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release December 18, 1995
              PRESIDENT NAMES SARAH M. FOX TO THE 
               NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

The President announced today his intent to nominate Sarah M. Fox to the National Labor Relations Board.

Sarah M. Fox of the District of Columbia is Minority Labor Counsel to the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. She was Chief Labor Counsel to the Committee from February 1990 to January 1995. From 1982 to 1990, she served as Counsel to the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen in Washington, D.C., and from 1973 to 1979, she was a reporter for the Buffalo Courier-Express in Buffalo, New York. Ms. Fox received a B.A. from Yale College in 1973 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1982.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency which administers the National Labor Relations Act, the nation's principal labor law. The NLRB works to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices by employers and labor organizers. The Board also conducts secret ballot elections among employees which allows them to decide whether they desire to be represented by a labor organization in bargaining with employers. The NLRB serves the public interest by reducing interruptions in commerce caused by industrial strife. The NLRB achieves this by providing orderly processes for protecting and implementing the respective rights of the employees, employers and unions.

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