THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHARLES F. MONEYPENNY AS MEMBER OF THE AMTRAK
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Charles F. Moneypenny as a Member of the Amtrak Reform Council (ARC).
Mr. Charles F. Moneypenny, of South Boston, Massachusetts, is currently the International and Legislative Representative of the 120,000 member Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), AFL-CIO, with primary responsibility in the union's collective bargaining and government affairs operation. Before his appointment in 1995, Mr. Moneypenny served as an international union representative, and he was president of TWU Local 2054 in Boston where he organized and managed an active membership dedicated to preserving good jobs and maintaining a safe and efficient national Amtrak network. Mr. Moneypenny was first elected local union president in 1985 and proceeded to serve four three-year terms in that capacity.
The ARC operates separately from the Amtrak Reform Board ("the Board"). Its purpose is to evaluate the Board's performance and make recommendations to Amtrak for achieving further cost containment, productivity improvements and financial reforms. The ARC shall, on an annual basis, submit to Congress a report assessing Amtrak's progress and the ARC's respective recommendations.