2006 Annual Report
U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
[Excerpt] This past August, FMCS’ 13th National Labor-Management Conference brought more than 1,500 people representing labor and management interests together in Chicago. In addition to providing 60-plus workshops over three days, FMCS gave attendees the opportunity to hear the thoughts of some of today’s most important players in labor-management relations, including Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka, UNITE/HERE Hospitality Industry President John Wilhelm, NLRB General Counsel Ronald Meisburg, and The Permanente Company President and CEO Francis Crosson. The success of our conference illustrates precisely what FMCS does best: providing opportunities for labor and management to come together and discuss their common issues.
workplace; economy; globalization; mobile; flexible; workforce; health care; pension costs; employers; employees; union; labor movement; labor; FMCS; AFL-CIO; Service Employees International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and Laborers’ International Union of North America