FMCS Statement on Strongsville Schools Negotiations

Mar 11, 2013, 23:13 ET from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

CLEVELAND, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) issued the following statement today on the labor negotiations between the Strongsville City School District Board of Education and the Strongsville Education Association:

"An FMCS mediator met with representatives of the parties this evening and offered suggestions to them on approaches they may wish to consider in order to move toward a settlement. The FMCS will await a response from both parties as to how they wish to proceed. The mediator will remain in contact with the parties should they require continued assistance from the FMCS. However, they are free to meet without the presence of the mediator if they wish. At this time, no further meeting has been scheduled with the FMCS mediator."

Because of the sensitivity of the ongoing discussions, FMCS will have no further comment at this time.

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.

SOURCE Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service