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Sam Zuiker Humor

Sam Zuiker [1]At Director Kay McMurray’s first National Conference, he talked too long at the end of a long day. Then he asked for questions. Sam asked, “If your presentation goes on past midnight, do we get credit for a second meeting?”  Kay of course did not know the agency practice of giving a mediator […]

FMCS and The Red Scare of the 1950s

[1]The expansion of the Soviet Union into Eastern Europe, the Berlin Blockade, and other aggressive actions including espionage following World War 11 caused fear and anxiety in the U.S. Taking advantage of these conditions in the early 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy, as head of the Senate Permanent Investigating Committee, used hearings and investigations to accuse […]

Another Book Effortlessly

In 2005, I co-authored a book on interest based bargaining (IBB) with an Irishman named John O’Doud. Our book title was Interest-Based Bargaining: A Users Guide. The book’s purpose was to convert my previous books and papers into a text for Irish readers, which would fit Ireland’s labor laws, customs and practices. John arranged for […]

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