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The history of dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration

Category: Public Labor Relations

The Division of Public Employee Labor Relations was created beginning with the Nixon White House wanting the Labor Department to provide some reaction to Civil Rights actities in the late 60s and into the 70s, and particularly as it related to public employee organizing with a civil rights connection.

August 2023 News Update

As of October 12, 2023 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 […]

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) […]

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