THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAY MAZUR TO THE ADVISORY COMMITEE FOR TRADE POLICY AND NEGOTIATIONS President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Jay
Mazur to serve as a member on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).
Mr. Jay Mazur, of New York City, became President of UNITE, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees on June 29, 1995. Previously, he served as the President of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) from 1986-1995. He is also a Vice-President and member of the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO and the Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO. Mr. Mazur serves on the presidium of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation, which coordinates activity of seven million workers in 86 countries. He is President of the National Committee of Labor Israel Histadrut and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In addition, Mr. Mazur is a member of numerous charitable boards including the Boards of Directors of the League for Industrial Democracy, the NAACP Special Contribution Fund, and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.
Mr. Mazur earned a B.A. in Industrial Relations from the City University of New York and a Master's Degree in Labor Studies from Rutgers University. He lives in New York with his wife, Connie Moak Mazur, and has two children, Marc Mazur, an attorney, and Ilana Mazur, a social worker.
The Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN) provides overall policy advice on matters concerning objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement and other matters arising in connection with U.S. trade policy. ACTPN is broadly representative of key sectors and groups of the economy, particularly with respect to those groups which are affected by trade.