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Executive Order 11809—Establishing the President's Labor-Management Committee

September 30, 1974

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States of America, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby established the President's Labor-Management Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee). The Committee shall consist of eight labor members and eight management members and a neutral coordinator, all to be designated by the President.

SEC. 2. The Committee shall study and shall advise and make recommendations to the President with respect to policies that may be followed by labor, management, or the public which will promote free and responsible collective bargaining, industrial peace, sound wage and price policies, higher standards of living, increased productivity, and related manpower policies, and such other matters which could contribute to the longer-run economic well-being of the Nation.

SEC. 3. The Committee shall encourage the establishment of labor-management committees (bipartite or tripartite) in particular sectors or industries as may be appropriate.

SEC. 4. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Committee and to furnish such information and assistance, not inconsistent with law, as it may require in the performance of its duties.

SEC. 5. The Secretary of the Treasury shall perform any functions with respect to the Committee as may be required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App. 1).


The White House,

September 30, 1974.

Gerald R. Ford, Executive Order 11809—Establishing the President's Labor-Management Committee Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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