FMCS Statement on Labor Negotiations Between the ILWU and Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service issued the following statement (PM / 9 July) on the labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Northwest grain handlers: "Negotiators for the Grain Group and the ILWU met on July 8 and 9 under the auspices of the FMCS. Negotiations have recessed and bargaining is expected to resume in the near future."
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent U.S. government agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 10 district offices and 67 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.
Web site: www.fmcs.gov