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Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. Impact on Labor-Management Relations 2002. F.M.C.S. Creation. Established as an independent agency under Taft-Hartley amendments in 1947. Created to resolve collective bargaining disputes which threaten the free flow of commerce.

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Federal mediation conciliation service

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service

Impact on

Labor-Management Relations 2002


F m c s creation

F.M.C.S. Creation

  • Established as an independent agency under Taft-Hartley amendments in 1947.

  • Created to resolve collective bargaining disputes which threaten the free flow of commerce.

  • F.M.C.S. is neither a regulatory nor an enforcement agency, but is a neutral designed to assist Labor & Management.


F m c s mission

F.M.C.S. Mission

  • Promote sound & stable L/M relations.

  • Prevent/minimize work stoppages through mediation assistance to parties.

  • Advocate collective bargaining, mediation & voluntary arbitration.

  • Develop the art, science & practice of conflict resolution.

  • Foster constructive joint L/M processes.


F m c s services

Dispute Mediation

Private, Public, & Federal Sectors

Preventive Mediation

Customized training

Education, Outreach & Advocacy

Of collective bargaining processes

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In-lieu of litigation

Arbitration Services

L/M Grants

To fund collaborative efforts between L/M

International Program

F.M.C.S. Services


Dispute mediation

Dispute Mediation

  • 2002 U.S. Statistics

  • 45,339 contract notifications

    • 19,303 assigned

    • 6,757 closed (active)

    • 5,128 closed/agrmt.

    • 76 % closed/agrmt.

  • 308 work stoppages (all size B.U.’s)


Active dispute cases u s

Active Dispute Cases(U.S.)


Work stoppages u s all size bargaining units

Work Stoppages(U.S.)(all size bargaining units)


Preventive mediation

Preventive Mediation

  • 2002 U.S. Statistics

  • Active in 2,618 joint training/process cases

  • Has grown to over 30% of mediation caseload


P m cases u s

P.M. Cases(U.S.)


Alternative dispute resolution

Alternative DisputeResolution

  • 2002 U.S. Statistics

  • Active in 1144 cases

    • (+397.3 % since 1995)

  • Increasing number of Reg-Neg’s & public policy mediations


A d r growth u s

A.D.R. Growth(U.S.)


Arbitration services

Arbitration Services

  • 1,300 on F.M.C.S. Roster

  • Arbitrators must meet strict criteria to qualify for roster

  • Arbitrators are not F.M.C.S. employees

  • 16,000+ panels issued in 2002


Grants program

Grants Program

  • To support joint L.M.C. efforts in:

    • Work site

    • Area

    • Industry

  • Private & Public sectors are eligible

  • Awarded annually

  • Competitive basis


Grant awards u s

Grant Awards(U.S.)

  • F.Y. 2002 Statistics

  • $1,050,000 awarded to 13 LMC programs

  • The 13 recipients were chosen from 71 applications

  • Since 1981, $22.5 million awarded to 344 recipients


International program

International Program

  • Customized conflict resolution services:

    • Training/mentoring

    • Curriculum design

    • Convening

    • Mediation/facilitation

    • Dispute system design

    • Monitoring & evaluation


Hot topics at the table

Job Security

Subcontracting

Use of P/T, casuals, agency employees

Successor language

Severance

Staffing issues

Healthcare industry

Mandatory O/T

Limitations

State legislation

Pension Benefits

Defined benefits vs. defined contributions

Wages / Benefits

Focusing on recruitment & retention in tight labor market

Health Insurance

Double-digit increases all over again

Benefits at retirement

Hot Topics at the Table


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