From the Disputing Blog of Karl Bayer, Victoria VanBuren, and Holly Hayes.
A search found that in September, mediation was used, but failed, between the Minnesota Nurses Association and St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. A nurses’ union in New Jersey requested mediation in July for their negotiations with hospital management. In June, negotiators for Twin Cities nurses and 14 hospitals met with federal mediators to attempt to resolve differences regarding a new labor contract.
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One of the issues hotly debated in the ADR field is whether it’s time for state licensing and regulation of the practice of mediation. The following are summaries of the...By Diane J. Levin