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April 9, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan will nominate Jean McKee, 56, executive director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service since 1983, as a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the White House announced Tuesday.
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SPORTS
January 2, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Facing a firm deadline to forge a new collective bargaining agreement in time to start a 48-game season on Jan. 19 or risk losing another season to labor strife, representatives of the NHL and the players' association invited a federal mediator to rejoin them Wednesday for negotiations that went late into the night at the league's Manhattan offices. Scot Beckenbaugh of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, who has mediated talks twice before, was present when the sides met past 9 p.m. Pacific time.
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NEWS
September 29, 1989 | From United Press International
President Bush on Thursday announced his intention to nominate Bernard E. DeLury, a former Labor Department official, as director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. DeLury, 50, would succeed Kay McMurray.
SPORTS
November 27, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The NHL and NHL Players' Assn. agreed Monday to allow the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to bring fresh perspective to a dispute that's threatening to devour the 2012-13 season. The FMCS, a government agency that has no ties to either labor or management, helps resolve conflicts in industry, government agencies and communities. Mediators' recommendations are not binding. Scot Beckenbaugh, acting head of the FMCS during an unsuccessful effort to resolve the 2004-05 NHL lockout, was assigned to the negotiations with John Sweeney, the FMCS' director of mediation services.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Caterpillar, UAW Talks End After Brief Session: The two sides met for less than half an hour before Caterpillar executives left the room. A spokesman for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said both sides made opening statements and then decided to meet with mediators to discuss procedures to be used later. He did not characterize the development as a breakdown of the talks, in Louisville, Ky. The strike involves 13,300 workers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians accused NBC on Wednesday of "union-busting" and vowed to continue its three-month strike as long as the network stands by its final offer to the union's 2,000 producers, writers and technicians. Government-mediated talks aimed at resolving the strike broke off Tuesday with no further bargaining sessions scheduled.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2004 | Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writer
Top federal mediator Peter J. Hurtgen, who helped broker deals to end the 2002 West Coast port lockout and the California supermarket strike and lockout this year, will leave the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service at the end of this month to return to private law practice, his office said Monday. Hurtgen's chief of staff, Jack Toner, will serve as acting director until a replacement is confirmed by the Senate.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2004 | Nancy Cleeland and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
The top federal mediator met Monday with directors of nine upscale hotels and senior union officials as he kicked off efforts to defuse increasingly tense contract talks between the two. Peter J. Hurtgen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, met separately with the two groups to sort out the issues, according to both sides. Talks were expected to resume today.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2003 | Melinda Fulmer, Times Staff Writer
The supermarket talks have been shelved. Federal mediator Peter J. Hurtgen on Wednesday suspended negotiations between the grocery workers union and the Southland's three major food chains. Talks had resumed Monday after a monthlong stalemate. Hurtgen said the sessions had been useful, but he did not say when they would start back up.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
The federal mediator in the Southern California grocery talks recessed the negotiations Tuesday after failing to make much headway in coaxing the major supermarket chains and the workers' union into a new contract. Meanwhile, the union said it planned to begin mobilizing workers this week to prepare for a strike or lockout by selecting picket captains, stocking their food banks and assembling picket signs. In a statement, the U.S.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2007 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
The federal mediator in the Southern California grocery talks recessed the negotiations Tuesday after failing to make much headway in coaxing the major supermarket chains and the workers' union into a new contract. Meanwhile, the union said it planned to begin mobilizing workers this week to prepare for a strike or lockout by selecting picket captains, stocking their food banks and assembling picket signs. In a statement, the U.S.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2004 | Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writer
Top federal mediator Peter J. Hurtgen, who helped broker deals to end the 2002 West Coast port lockout and the California supermarket strike and lockout this year, will leave the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service at the end of this month to return to private law practice, his office said Monday. Hurtgen's chief of staff, Jack Toner, will serve as acting director until a replacement is confirmed by the Senate.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2004 | Nancy Cleeland and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
The top federal mediator met Monday with directors of nine upscale hotels and senior union officials as he kicked off efforts to defuse increasingly tense contract talks between the two. Peter J. Hurtgen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, met separately with the two groups to sort out the issues, according to both sides. Talks were expected to resume today.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2003 | Melinda Fulmer, Times Staff Writer
The supermarket talks have been shelved. Federal mediator Peter J. Hurtgen on Wednesday suspended negotiations between the grocery workers union and the Southland's three major food chains. Talks had resumed Monday after a monthlong stalemate. Hurtgen said the sessions had been useful, but he did not say when they would start back up.
BUSINESS
February 1, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Caterpillar, UAW Talks End After Brief Session: The two sides met for less than half an hour before Caterpillar executives left the room. A spokesman for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said both sides made opening statements and then decided to meet with mediators to discuss procedures to be used later. He did not characterize the development as a breakdown of the talks, in Louisville, Ky. The strike involves 13,300 workers.
NEWS
September 29, 1989 | From United Press International
President Bush on Thursday announced his intention to nominate Bernard E. DeLury, a former Labor Department official, as director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. DeLury, 50, would succeed Kay McMurray.
SPORTS
January 2, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Facing a firm deadline to forge a new collective bargaining agreement in time to start a 48-game season on Jan. 19 or risk losing another season to labor strife, representatives of the NHL and the players' association invited a federal mediator to rejoin them Wednesday for negotiations that went late into the night at the league's Manhattan offices. Scot Beckenbaugh of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, who has mediated talks twice before, was present when the sides met past 9 p.m. Pacific time.
SPORTS
November 27, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The NHL and NHL Players' Assn. agreed Monday to allow the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to bring fresh perspective to a dispute that's threatening to devour the 2012-13 season. The FMCS, a government agency that has no ties to either labor or management, helps resolve conflicts in industry, government agencies and communities. Mediators' recommendations are not binding. Scot Beckenbaugh, acting head of the FMCS during an unsuccessful effort to resolve the 2004-05 NHL lockout, was assigned to the negotiations with John Sweeney, the FMCS' director of mediation services.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians accused NBC on Wednesday of "union-busting" and vowed to continue its three-month strike as long as the network stands by its final offer to the union's 2,000 producers, writers and technicians. Government-mediated talks aimed at resolving the strike broke off Tuesday with no further bargaining sessions scheduled.
NEWS
April 9, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan will nominate Jean McKee, 56, executive director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service since 1983, as a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the White House announced Tuesday.
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