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FMCS Commends the State of Alaska and the Inlandboatmen’s Union on Tentative Agreement

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the announcement of a tentative agreement on Aug. 1 in talks between the State of Alaska and the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) commended the parties on their compromise which effectively ended a work stoppage that began on July 24.

Seattle-based FMCS Commissioner and Regional Director Beth […]

FMCS Commends the State of Alaska and the Inlandboatmen’s Union on Tentative Agreement2019-08-02T12:45:04-04:00

Fraud Alert: Transnational Fraud Ring Targets U.S. Government Procurement Offices and Vendors

In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) discovered that members of a transnational fraud ring based in Atlanta, Georgia, had impersonated a DHS procurement official to obtain computer equipment from private vendors. Further investigation into the ongoing fraud scheme revealed that the subjects were also stealing electronic […]

Fraud Alert: Transnational Fraud Ring Targets U.S. Government Procurement Offices and Vendors2019-07-19T11:07:33-04:00

FMCS and FLRA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and the Federal Labor Relations Authority (Authority) have announced a new commitment to work together to provide labor organizations and agencies with an opportunity to resolve negotiability appeals before they are considered by the Authority’s Members for a decision. Negotiability appeals arise when there is […]

FMCS and FLRA Sign Memorandum of Understanding2019-06-27T15:13:18-04:00

FMCS Commends New England Stop & Shop and UFCW on Ratification of Recent Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the evening hours of April 21, 2019, New England-based grocery store chain Stop & Shop and representatives from Locals 328, 371, 1445, 1459, and 919 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) reached a tentative agreement (TA), effectively stopping an 11-day strike.

The five UFCW Locals, representing more than 31,000 employees, […]

FMCS Commends New England Stop & Shop and UFCW on Ratification of Recent Agreement2019-04-22T13:23:39-04:00