Class of '68 Member Nominated to Serve on National Labor Council
WHEELING, WV, Feb. 27, 2010 — President Barack Obama has nominated a Wheeling Jesuit alumnus to a national labor council.
President Obama nominated John Gage, a member of the Wheeling Jesuit class of 1968, to the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. The council, created in 2009 by executive order, is tasked with advising the President on matters involving labor-management relations in the executive branch.
The Council is co-chaired by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, John Berry and the Deputy Director of Management of the Office of Management and Budget, Jeffrey Zients.
Gage has been the national president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) since 2003 and is a member of the AFL-CIO executive committee. He has been involved in AFGE and the labor movement for more than 25 years.