THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN C. TRUESDALE AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
The President today announced his intent to nominate John C. Truesdale to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. John C. Truesdale, of Bethesda, Maryland, is a labor-management arbitrator. He has had a long, distinguished career with the National Labor Relations Board, serving with the agency from 1948-1957, and from 1963-1996. From 1977-1981, and again from 1994-1996, Mr. Truesdale served as a member of the Board. He served as the Executive Secretary of the NLRB from 1972-1977, and from 1981-1994. His other positions with the Board included Deputy Executive Secretary, Associate Executive Secretary, and field examiner in Louisiana and New York. Mr. Truesdale served as President of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies from 1992-1993, and as a Executive Board member from 1983-1995. He was President of the District of Columbia Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association in 1989. He is on the roster of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the National Mediation Board, and the Oregon Employment Relations Board. He is also a member of the Foreign Service Grievance Board.
Mr. Truesdale received an A.B. degree from Grinnell College, an M.S. degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law School.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent agency which administers the nation's principal labor law, the National Labor Relations Act. The Board is vested with the power to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions and to safeguard employees' rights to organize and determine, through secret ballot elections, whether to have unions as their bargaining representative.