THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SARAH M. FOX AS MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
The President today announced the recess appointment of Sarah M. Fox to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Ms. Fox was nominated on February 6, 1996. The President intends to resubmit his nomination when the 106th Congress convenes.
Ms. Sarah M. Fox, of Buffalo, NY, has served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board since 1996. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Ms. Fox worked for the Senate Labor & Human Resources Committee, from 1990 through 1994, as Chief Labor Counsel to the Committee, and beginning in January of 1995, as Minority Chief Labor Counsel. From 1982 to 1990, she was in-house counsel to the Bricklayers International Union in Washington, DC. Ms. Fox was a reporter for the Buffalo Courier-Express from 1973 to 1979.
Ms. Fox received a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency, which administers the nation's principal labor law, the National Labor Relations Act. This appointment will facilitate the NLRB in carrying out its critical mission to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions. The NLRB safeguard employees' rights to organize and determine, through secret ballot elections, whether to have unions be their bargaining representatives.