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.
September 24, 1987 |
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.
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.
January 2, 2013 |
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.
November 27, 2012 |
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.
June 22, 1994 |
Business Groups Irate Over Labor Mediator's Position: Employer groups are seething over a letter written by John Calhoun Wells, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, that appears to endorse legislation that would outlaw replacement of striking workers. Wells, appointed in November by President Clinton, said in his May 27 letter to Sens. Edward M.