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  2003 News Release Archive

March 24, 2003 – Federal Arbitration Panel Fees to Rise on April 7 

May 8, 2003 – Federal Register Notice Announces FMCS Access to Neutrals Initiative

June 17, 2003 – FMCS Deputy Director Richard Barnes to Head Georgia State University’s Usery Center

August 18, 2003 –  Negotiations to Resume Thursday

September 4, 2003 – Verizon, CWA and IBEW Reach Tentative Agreement

September 9, 2003 – Call for Presentations

September 10, 2003 – Mediator Requests UFCW and Hormel Refrain from Comments to News Media

October 2, 2003 – Assistance from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Helped Achieve Agreements in 75 Percent of Cases

October 9, 2003 –  Federal Mediation Chief Commends Both Sides in Chicago-Area Refuse Handling Agreement, Praises Work of Mediator

October 23, 2003 – Mediator Asks UFCW and Greater St. Louis Employers’ Council to Return to Bargaining and Refrain from Comments to Media

October 29, 2003 – Settlement Proposed to End St. Louis Area Grocery Strike

October 30, 2003 – FMCS Announces Grants for Labor-Management Partnership Program

November 7, 2003 – FMCS Director Will Mediate Negotiations in Southern California Grocery Strike and Lockout; Talks to Resume Monday

November 12, 2003 – Southern California Grocery Talks to Resume after Recess; Mediator Calls Talks ‘Useful’

November 20, 2003 – Negotiations in Southern California Grocery Strike and Lockout to Resume Saturday

November 24, 2003 – FMCS Director Recesses Negotiations in Southern California Grocery Strike and Lockout 

December 8, 2003 – Southern California Supermarket Negotiations Recessed

December 11, 2003 – Federal Mediation Chief Commends Both Sides in Settlement of Tri-State Grocery Work Stoppage, Praises Work of Mediators

December 15, 2003 – Negotiations in Southern California Grocery Strike and Lockout to Resume Friday

December 18, 2003 – FMCS Names New Director of Mediation Services in St. Louis

December 20, 2003 – FMCS Director Recesses Southern California Grocery Negotiations