Notice of Bargaining (F-7)

It is preferred that you file a Notice of Bargaining using our Online System. You can access it here: Online F-7

If unable to file online, please email your attachment to If unable to email, please fax to 202-606-4253.

Please note the requirement to simultaneously notify the applicable state mediation agency if there is one having jurisdiction. For convenience, here is a link to a list of state labor and mediation agencies, maintained by the Association of Labor Relations Agencies (of which FMCS is a member): Please understand that information for individual states is subject to change, and a party should independently confirm that they are giving notice to the right state agency, if one exists. Also, note that in many cases, the employer is not within a particular state agency’s jurisdiction (for example, a public sector labor relations commission or board may not have jurisdiction over private sector cases) and notice to such an agency may not be appropriate; parties should check to make sure that the agency is a proper recipient of notice.

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Resource Description
pdf icon Notice to Mediation Agencies (Fillable Form F-7 Use this to submit a Notice of Bargaining. You can fill out and print this form. Then Mail or Fax it back to us.