President Bush Nominates Tony Armendariz to be Authority Member (5/3/01)

PR 108-01
May 3, 2001

Contact: Harold Kessler


On April 30, 2001, President George W. Bush sent to the United States Senate the nomination of Tony Armendariz to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority to complete a five year term expiring July 1, 2005.

Mr. Armendariz had previously been a Member of the Authority from December 1989 to March 1997. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Armendariz was General Counsel of the University System of South Texas, which comprised Corpus Christi State, Texas A & I, and Loredo State Universities. After the University System merged with Texas A & M University System in 1989, Mr. Armendariz became Assistant General Counsel in charge of litigation for the second largest university system in the State of Texas. For four years, he was a member of the staff of the Texas Attorney General's Office. While living in Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Armendariz was associated with a law firm and also represented U.S. companies in that country.

Mr. Armendariz holds a B.S. degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, a J.D. degree from St. Mary's University School of Law, and a Master's degree in Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University. He also studied law at the School of Law of the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas.

The FLRA is an independent agency that administers the labor-management relations program for 1.9 million non-Postal Federal employees world-wide, approximately 1.1 million of whom are exclusively represented in 2,200 bargaining units. It is charged with providing leadership in establishing policies and guidance related to Federal sector labor-management relations and with resolving disputes under and ensuring compliance with the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.