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Chicago Teachers Union Attempting Mediation
8/21/2015 2:53:48 PM
Description: The Chicago Teachers Union is about to enter into mediation with Chicago Public Schools in an effort to negotiate a new contract for teachers throughout the city. The current Chicago Teachers Union contract expired on June 30 and to date, the two


Union Rejects Golf Club’s Offer of Mediation
5/13/2015 2:46:58 PM
Description: The labor dispute between the Nanaimo Golf Course in British Columbia and the union representing its 20 employees, Unite Here Local 40, will not be headed to mediation despite a suggestion by management that this might be the best way to settle


Allegiant Air Pilots Prohibited from Striking During Mediation
5/6/2015 1:05:59 PM
Description: A federal judge has ruled that members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 who pilot for troubled Allegiant Air cannot legally go on strike while the mediation process between the union and the airline is ongoing. The ruling


Allen East Education Association Contract Dispute Heading to Mediation
3/20/2015 2:29:23 PM
Description: An ongoing contract negotiation stalemate has led the Allen East Education Association (AEEA) and the Allen East School District Board into a formal mediation in order to avoid a state-mandated deadline. The deadline would have required the school


My Top 9 Picks for Choosing Divorce Mediation
3/12/2015 3:41:03 PM
Description: There are many reasons for a couple to choose to mediate their divorce. Here are My Top 9 Picks(in no particular order): 1. Expense: Mediation is much less costly than litigation. With mediation, the parties are paying just one professional –


Nissan Rejects Mediation Offer Over Attempted Unionization in Mississippi
2/12/2015 10:53:05 PM
Description: Nissan Motor Company’s resistance to attempts by United Auto Workers (UAW) to organize the workers at its Smyrna, Mississippi plant continues, even as the union formally requested a State Department mediator be assigned to the situation,


Garbage Collectors in Maryland Agree to Mediation
1/24/2015 1:35:28 PM
Description: Following a thirteen-day strike that saw trash pile up in the area, newly unionized garbage collectors have agreed to enter into mediation with their employer, Unity Disposal, and return to work while a new contract is negotiated.  The strike


Mediation Delayed in Sacramento Teacher’s Union Dispute
1/17/2015 12:13:04 PM
Description: A court-ordered mediation to settle an ongoing dispute over health care between the Sacramento City Unified School District and the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA) has been delayed by mutual consent because the district needs more time


Family mediation / Business mediation? What’s the difference?
8/5/2014 11:11:05 AM
Description:   People occasionally approach me to ask if I would mediate a business dispute. While I do believe that an experienced mediator could address either a divorce or a business dispute, I personally choose to work with all types of family


Demystifying Mediation (and other ADR techniques)
7/30/2014 11:15:06 AM
Description:   Have you noticed that more and more disputes are being resolved through “arbitration” or “mediation”?  It seems that more and more in the news lately, we have been reading about and hearing about these and