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  2004 News Release Archive

January 20, 2004 – Notices to Mediation (Form F-7) Can Be Filed Online with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

February 3, 2004 – FMCS Names New Deputy Director for Field Operations

February 9, 2004 – Greyhound Lines, Inc. and the Amalgamated Transit Union Reach Tentative Agreement

February 9, 2004 – Negotiations to Resume in Southern California Grocery Strike and Lockout

February 26, 2004 – Tentative Settlement Announced in Southern California Grocery Strike and Lockout

March 8, 2004 – SBC-CWA Negotiations to be Held in Washington, DC

March 9, 2004 – FMCS “Access to Neutrals” Initiative Put on Temporary Hold

April 1, 2004 – SBC-CWA Negotiation for West Region Set for Continuation Past April 1 Expiration

April 5, 2004 – SBC-CWA Negotiations to Continue

April 6, 2004 – FMCS Labor-Management Grants Program Accepts Applications for 2004

April 7, 2004 – FMCS Director Recesses SBC-CWA Negotiations until April 13, 2004

April 13, 2004 – FMCS Conference to Focus on Major Labor-Management Issues

May 5, 2004 – SBC-CWA Negotiations to Intensify at FMCS Request

May 7, 2004 – SBC-CWA Negotiations to Continue at FMCS Request

May 17, 2004 - FMCS Conference to Examine Critical Issues Affecting Employers and Unions

June 2, 2004 – FMCS, NLRB and NMB Chiefs Discuss Trends in Labor Relations

June 3, 2004 – Federal Mediators Showcase New Workplace Dispute Resolution Initiative

June 4, 2004 – FMCS Announces Results of Third Customer Survey

June 10, 2004  – FMCS Labor-Management Grants Program Deadline Approaching

August 23, 2004  – FMCS "Access to Neutrals" Initiative Terminated for Budgetary Reasons

August 24, 2004  – FMCS Training Initiative Examines U.S. Health Care System

September 9, 2004  – Denver Grocery Talks to Continue at FMCS Request

September 20, 2004 – FMCS Director and Deputy Assist Labor Relations Efforts in African Nations

October 4, 2004 – Assistance from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Helped Achieve Agreements in 80 Percent of Cases

October 5, 2004 –  Lucent Technologies' Negotiations with CWA and IBEW to Begin in Washington with FMCS Mediation

October 7, 2004 – San Francisco Hotel Talks Resume at FMCS Request

October 12, 2004 – Cincinnati Grocery Talks to Resume at FMCS Request

October 14, 2004 – Mediator Requests That Cincinnati Grocery Talks Resume

October 23, 2004 –  Tentative Settlement Signed in Cincinnati Grocery Talks

November 5, 2004 – FMCS Announces Labor-Management Grants

November 12, 2004 – FMCS Director to Meet with Chinese Leaders on Labor Relations

November 19, 2004FMCS Contacting the Parties to Resume Denver Grocery Talks

November 26, 2004 – FMCS Gets Colorado Grocers and Union Back to the Table

December 13, 2004 – FMCS Director Peter J. Hurtgen Announces Resignation

December 16, 2004 – FMCS Implements Its First Public Sector Pilot Project for DyADS Initiative