Press Releases

Statement by FMCS Director George H. Cohen On Verizon-CWA-IBEW Labor Talks

Friday, August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the past ten days, the parties have been engaged in continuous negotiations under the auspices of myself and Director of Mediation Services John Pinto.  The negotiations have been constructive and progress has been made, but significant key issues remain to be resolved.  Negotiations will resume on Monday, August 6, at our offices.

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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.