THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LEONARD R. PAGE AS GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
The President today announced the recess appointment of Leonard R. Page to serve as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Mr. Page was nominated on February 11, 1999.
Mr. Leonard R. Page, of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, has served with the Legal Department of United Auto Workers since 1970 and is currently Associate General Counsel. His areas of legal specialization include the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining, plant closings and relocations, arbitration, strikes, lockouts, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. He is a Founding Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a member of the NLRB Region 7 Practice and Procedure Committee and the American Bar Association Committee on Practice and Procedure under NLRA. He previously chaired the Michigan State Bar Labor Relations Law Section and was a council member of the American Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law.
Mr. Page received B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from the Detroit College of Law.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent Federal agency created in 1935 to administer and enforce the National Labor Relations Act. It conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation and it investigates and remedies unfair labor practices. The General Counsel has final authority on behalf of the Board with respect to the investigation of charges and complaints alleging unfair labor practices by employers and unions. The General Counsel oversees 33 regional offices around the country. The NLRB cannot function without a General Counsel.