WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the joint request of attorneys for the State and for Rhode Island public employee unions and retirees, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) announced that the press conference previously scheduled for today at 2:30 pm has been postponed, as the parties continue to talk and work with federal mediators.
The parties remain under the court-mandated confidentiality order. Further updates as to scheduling will be available through FMCS, when appropriate.
The U.S. 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 68 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities
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