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FMCS Statement on Labor Negotiations Between the ILWU and Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers

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SOURCE Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service issued the following statement today on the labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Northwest grain handlers:

"Bargaining continued during the weekend between the Grain Group and the ILWU, with assistance from FMCS Acting Director Scot Beckenbaugh. The parties had lengthy discussions regarding their interests and worked to address the remaining issues that separate them. Bargaining is scheduled to continue August 10 and 11."

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.

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