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FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE ANNOUNCES FY91 LABOR-MANAGEMENT COOPERATION GRANTEES

        FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE ANNOUNCES
             FY91 LABOR-MANAGEMENT COOPERATION GRANTEES
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernard DeLury, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), today announced the awarding of over $1 million in grant funds to assist 13 new labor-management committee applicants, continue six previous grantees and support the Sixth National Labor Management Conference.
    In announcing this year's grants, DeLury said, "These 20 awards, selected from an unprecedented 120 applications, represent a wide range of both innovative and traditional approaches to joint cooperative efforts and cover topics from health care cost containment to shared decision making."
    In discussing the program, DeLury said:  "This has been and continues to be a very successful program.  It was intended to provide seed funds for labor-management cooperation efforts when other sources of funds were inadequate or unavailable.  The program has not only supported valuable efforts that might otherwise have been lost, it has encouraged practitioners to examine the possibilities of cooperation and to undertake mutually progressive efforts which might never have been considered.  We are particularly impressed with the fact that 78 percent of the committees that received our funding since 1981 continue to function after FMCS support ends."
    FMCS also awarded a grant to the State and Local Government Labor-Management Committee which will assist in the administration of the Sixth National Labor-Management Conference to be held in Washington on May 27-29, 1992.  According to DeLury, "This conference has become both the largest labor relations conference in the United States and the most important as it provides living examples of how labor and management can work together to compete successfully in a global economy."
    Of the 13 new grant awards, two were awarded at the plant level to the Londontown Corporation in Eldersburg, Md., and IBEW Local 1593/Minnkota Power Cooperative in Hazen, N.D.  Two other grants were awarded for construction industry efforts to the ILLOWA Construction Labor and Management Council in Rock Island, Ill., and the Arizona Contract Compliance Foundation in Phoenix.  FMCS awarded five grants to area labor-management committees located in Cocoa, Fla.; Kalamazoo, Mich.; Huntington, W.Va.; Syracuse, N.Y.; and Kansas City, Mo.  Four public sector grants were also awarded to the city of Miami, Jefferson County Fiscal Court (Louisville, Ky.), the San Diego Unified School District and the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council in Harrisburg, Pa.
    The six continuation grants were given to the Industrial Technology Institute (Ann Arbor, Mich.); the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (New York); Ventura County, Calif.; the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (Washington); the Appleton, Wis., Area School District; and the city of Burlington, Vt.
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    /CONTACT:  Jim Power of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 202-653-5290/ CO:  Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service ST:  District of Columbia IN: SU: TW -- DC010 -- 4931 11/19/91 11:54 EST
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