THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Cincinnati, Ohio) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 17, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CLARENCE V. MONIN TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF THE AMTRAK REFORM COUNCIL
The President today announced his intent to appoint Clarence V. Monin to serve as a Member of the Amtrak Reform Council.
Mr. Clarence V. Monin, of Cleveland, Ohio, is currently the International President of the 55,000 member Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE). BLE is North America's oldest rail brotherhood, representing railroad employees in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Monin also serves on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO. In 1996, Mr. Monin was also elected Vice Chairman of the Railway Labor Executives Association. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Monin served as BLE First Vice President & Alternate President. From 1985 to 1991, he served as BLE International Vice President. From 1978 to 1985, Mr. Monin was elected to serve as General Chairman of the BLE General Committee of Adjustment on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad line. In 1977, he served as Senior Vice-General Chairman. Mr. Monin began his railroad career as a trainman on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (now CSX Transportation) in 1964.
The Amtrak Reform Council (ARC) will operate separately from the Amtrak Reform Board. The ARC's purpose is to evaluate the Board's performance and make recommendations to Amtrak for achieving further cost containment and productivity improvements and financial reforms.