Labor-management partnerships: In January, Bush dissolved the labor-management partnership council created by President Clinton in 1993. James, who supported Bush's decision to give agencies and unions the choice to form partnerships, pledged to work closely with unions during her tenure. "We share many common goals," James said. "We won't always agree, but we will disagree respectfully; unions will always have a seat at the table." Contraceptive health coverage: In April, the Bush administration proposed ending a requirement that health insurance firms offer birth control coverage to federal employees. James said that although she supported the President, she admitted that she did not know the rationale behind the proposal. "I believe that the real priority is preserving the flexibility and choices offered to federal employees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program," James said.
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