July 4, 2007 |
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.
December 14, 2004 |
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.
August 17, 2004 |
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.
November 13, 2003 |
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.
November 11, 2003 |
One year after brokering an end to the costly West Coast port shutdown, Peter J. Hurtgen is back in California, this time seeking to settle the supermarket strike and lockout. Hurtgen, the 62-year-old director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, is riding a recent string of successes in fixing labor disputes. In September, Hurtgen mediated a new contract between Verizon Communications Inc.
February 1, 1995 |
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.