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Overtime

...The sides bargained since July, and the lockout began a day ahead of MLS openers on March 7.The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service entered talks, and a tentative agreement was reached Tuesday night that was ratified by the union membership...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-03-20/overtime
NHL, players settle labor dispute

...the nation was up in arms."This deal was reached with the assistance of Scot Beckenbaugh, of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, a veteran of the 2004-05 NHL talks, then Major League Soccer's negotiations in 2010 and NFL and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2013-01-06/nhl-players-settle-labor-d
Mediators to rejoin hockey talks Wednesday

...the process. They took part in sessions Nov. 27 and 28 before deciding they couldn't help.The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, based in Washington, also was involved during the lockout that canceled the 2004-05 NHL season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2012-12-11/mediators-rejoin-hockey-ta
NFL wins arbitration ruling in bounty case

...upcoming season.But that optimism has disappeared.A session was held Sunday under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the NFLRA said the league "terminated negotiations" on Monday.The league said that regional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2012-06-04/nfl-wins-arbitration-ruli
Active players get involved in talks

...linebacker Vrabel and guard Waters, along with former player Sean Morey, arrived in the morning at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, a U.S. government agency.They joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-02-24/active-players-get-involved-t
NFL | Sports
Progress made in labor talks, but strong differences remain

...The NFL has said, however, that the deadline could be extended.George Cohen, the director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, released a statement shortly before noon Thursday.It was his first public comments since he began...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-02-24/progress-made-labor-talks-str
NFL | Sports
Sides in NFL talks assess positions

...time arranging full-scale sessions, the league and NFL Players Association have spent time at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service on 11 of out of 15 days.According to mediator George Cohen, the tenor has changed.The two parties...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-03-05/sides-nfl-talks-assess-positi
NFL | Sports
NFL labor mediation is ordered

...the NFL on Wednesday.The sides tried mediation before, negotiating for 16 days in Washington with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service director George Cohen. Those talks broke off on March 11, and the old collective bargaining agreement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2011-04-11/nfl-labor-mediation-ordered
NFL | Sports
NBA owners, players head to mediation

...resolve the NFL's labor dispute months before it eventually ended.George Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, announced Wednesday that he will oversee negotiations between the NBA and the NBA Players Association...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2011-10-12/nba-owners-players-headed-med
Long day of talks don't deliver agreement

...attempts to significantly change the salary cap system.George Cohen, who was appointed director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in 2009, met with the sides individually at their offices Monday before both brought their full bargaining...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2011-10-18/long-day-talks-dont-deliver-a