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.
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.
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 29, 1989 |
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.
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.