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College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – STEPHEN E. TALLENT VIDEO HISTORY PROJECT

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – Stephen E. Talent Video Project, has interviewed numerous key individuals who have impacted US Labor Relations history.  Included in these interviews are videos from four former FMCS Directors; William Usery, Kenneth Moffett, George Cohen, and Richard Giacolone.  Click on this link for the page with all four […]

FMCS Directors List

Directors of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (with the date they took office listed and the President who made the appointment shown in parentheses), are as follows:  The Biden Administration has failed to nominate and confirm an FMCS Director. Cyrus S. Ching (1947; Truman) David L. Cole (1952; Truman) Whitney P. McCoy (1953; Eisenhower) Joseph F. Finnegan (1955; Eisenhower) […]

Honorable Director Title

Where and how is the title Honorable used with high level Government Officials like FMCS Directors. In the United States, government officials who have been elected to public office or are appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate are afford the courtesy title of The Honorable. […]

How a Union Supported a Republican Nominee for FMCS Director

President Trump nominated Richard Giacolone as Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). Since his nomination, his confirmation has languished in the Senate until recently, when MTD President Hart and IAM President Martinez stepped in to support Mr. Giacolone. MTD President Hart “Mr. Giacolone served as the mediator of the Bath Iron Works […]

2022 FMCS Reorganization is Finalized

2022 Reorganization is Finalized Acting Director Greg Goldstein Deputy Director Javier Rameriz Deputy Director for Policy and Strategy Josh Flax Associate Deputy Director of Field Operations National Sarah Cudahy Associate Deputy Director of Field Operations Regional Beth Schindler Client Services Manager Kevin Buffington Field Operations Managers Region 1 Pete Donatello, Field Operations Manager Region […]

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