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Department of Labor Nomination of Francis X. Burkhardt To Be an Assistant Secretary.

March 11, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Francis X. Burkhardt to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Labor-Management Relations). Burkhardt is currently the director of research (economics) for the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO, in Washington, D.C.

Burkhardt was born in Philadelphia on September 6, 1944. He received a B.S. degree from Temple University in 1966. From 1966 to 1969, he attended the University of Maryland.

In 1968 and 1969, he was a research intern for the AFL-CIO, and from January to June 1969, he taught mathematics at Browne Junior High School in the District of Columbia school system.

In 1969 and 1970, Burkhardt was assistant to the director of legislation for the AFL-CIO and since 1970, he has been director of research for the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.

Burkhardt served during 1971 and 1972 as director of policy and issue analysis on the Pay Board. He is a member of the Labor Research Advisory Council to the Commissioner of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.

Burkhardt serves as an alternate member of the Multi-Lateral Trade Negotiations Committee and of the Labor Sector Policy Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Labor Sector on Chemicals and Agriculture Products. He has served on various minimum wage boards for Puerto Rico, representing the Department of Labor.

Burkhardt is president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association for 1976-77 and was secretary of the chapter in 1974-5.

He is married and has two children. He resides in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Jimmy Carter, Department of Labor Nomination of Francis X. Burkhardt To Be an Assistant Secretary. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242966