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The following posts are submitted by Jerome T. Barrett. Dr. Barrett pertaining to his career as a labor mediator, commissioner, and director of the Office of Technical Services of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).

August 2023 News Update

As of August 27th still no movement on the FMCS Director Nomination. The following news from the Senate seems to be less than favorable for the nomination; 06.15.2023 Ranking Member Cassidy, Braun Urge Pause on Biden Nominee Amid Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the […]

Spring/Summer Update

Dear Friends of FMCS History Foundation, Here is the late spring early summer 2023 update.  As of today June 9, 2023 the FMCS Director nomination continues to be held up in the Senate.  The FMCS has not had a Senate confirmed Director since January of 2021. Friends Board of Directors want to know if any […]

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 […]

FMCS Headquarters Locations

During its seventy years of existence, the FMCS National Office has been at three locations in Washington D.C. Initially, FMCS was located in the old Department of Labor Building at 14th and Constitution Ave NW, on the North-East Corner of that intersection, very near the Washington Monument, and a few blocks from the White House. […]

FMCS and Baseball

FMCS has been in the news of late connected to the Major League Baseball lockout. As indicated in the article linked here Major League Baseball requested assistance from FMCS. UPDATE Letter from MLB Commissioner To Our Fans: I had hoped against hope that I would not have to be in the position of canceling games. We worked hard […]

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