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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release April 10, 1997
      PRESIDENT NAMES JAMES D. CUNNINGHAM, SR. AS A MEMBER OF THE
                     NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL 

     The President today announced his intent to appoint James D.

Cunningham, Sr. to serve as a member of the National Partnership Council.

James D. Cunningham, Sr., of St. Louis, Missouri, is the President of the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE). NFFE is the nation's oldest independent union of federal employees, representing 150,000 in 52 agencies throughout the government. Prior to assuming the presidency of NFFE, Mr. Cunningham was the President of NFFE Local 405 and the President of the NFFE Army Material Command Council. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Cunningham was employed at the Aviation Troop Command Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

The National Partnership Council, established in 1993, advises the President on matters involving labor-management relations in the executive branch and in promoting labor-management partnerships to deliver the highest quality services to the American people. It is comprised of thirteen members who serve two year terms. By Executive Order 12871 of October 1, 1993, the president of the National Federation of Federal Employees is represented on the National Partnership Council.

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