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Chinese Workers Reject Walmart Mediation Plan
6/6/2014 5:14:07 PM
Description: The closing of a Walmart store in China's Hunan Province has prompted a lawsuit filed against the American corporation by a collection of workers laid off in the process.  The lawsuit was sent to mediation between the workers and Walmart, which


United Auto Workers Requests Mediation over Nissan Plant
5/8/2014 5:08:22 PM
Description:   Claiming that automaker Nissan has been willfully intimidating and obliquely threatening workers at a Mississippi plant in an effort to discourage the formation of a union, the United Auto Workers have filed a request for mediation with the


Parent coordinators? Who are they?
5/6/2014 3:01:31 PM
Description:   A Parent Coordinator (PC) is usually a licensed mental health professional or an attorney assigned by the courts to manage ongoing issues in high-conflict parenting cases. The PC’s decisions then become court-ordered. We are also


Federal Mediators Invited to Join Talks between Grocers and Union
4/23/2014 7:16:33 AM
Description: Southern California-based supermarket chains Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons have been engaged in negotiations with United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), a union that represents about 60,000 workers employed by the three chains.  Talks have


DIVORCE MEDIATION IN MASSACHUSETTS WHAT IS IT AND WHEN IS IT APPROPRIATE?
3/17/2014 12:24:11 PM
Description: Written by Barbara Kellman First Published by PCFINE CONNECTION VOL. 3, NO. 1 SPRING 2014 Psychoanalytic Couples & Family Institute of New


Topeka Unified School District 501 Mediation Fails
1/28/2014 11:40:36 AM
Description:   As one of 17 school districts in the State of Kansas in the USA that filed official notices of impasse before the current school year, Unified School District (USD) 501 and the teacher’s union entered into formal Federal Mediation on a


Mediate—Don’t Litigate!
1/16/2014 11:59:40 AM
Description: There is a way to resolve a legal dispute with another party that saves time and money, avoids stress, and gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you and the opposing party can resolve the conflict in a self-determined and respectful manner


Ghost of References Past: How a 10-year-old Reference May Create a Conflict for Arbitrators or Mediators.
12/16/2013 4:03:23 PM
Description:   Establishing a practice as a neutral in mediation and arbitration can be a very long and arduous undertaking.  In the FMCS program, How to Become a Labor Arbitrator, it is recommended that a new arbitrator have a source of income to


Mediation is the Likely Next Step for Kansas University Hospital Labor Dispute
11/13/2013 4:25:01 PM
Description:   Kansas University Hospital will likely be heading to mediation with leaders of the KU Nurses’ Association representing the hospital’s nurses over failed negotiations concerning labor contracts and pay raises.  The


Insights from a Dispute Resolution Pro
10/31/2013 3:56:11 PM
Description: Insights from a Dispute Resolution Pro By Susan Ingram on October 24, 2013 From left to right: Helene Bernstein (Member, NY State Council on Divorce Mediation), Kenneth Feinberg (Special Master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund), Susan