Alternative Bargaining Processes
The FMCS can conduct collective bargaining facilitation or mediation by alternative bargaining models for labor and management parties who wish to apply a joint problem solving approach in contract negotiations. When applied in the proper environment, alternative bargaining models enable parties to jointly address and solve economic and non-economic challenges. The parties, with the assistance of a mediator, focus their efforts to identify the root causes of contract concerns and to build mutually-agreeable solutions. The FMCS mediators are available to help identify the appropriate process for your team, to train team members on the process, and to facilitate negotiations. For frequently asked questions click here.