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We provide neutral arbitrators to resolve contract and grievance disputes.

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Labor-Management Cooperation

Assisting labor and management in establishing and operating joint labor-management partnerships at the worksite.

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The BMS provides neutral mediation of collective bargaining disputes.

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Promoting the broad use of community mediation in Minnesota.

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BMS establishes groupings or units of employees which are appropriate for the purpose of collective bargaining.

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The Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services offers technical support training in a variety of areas.

  Announcements and Upcoming Events

Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Notice:

The 2016 Minnesota Legislature delayed until July 1, 2017 the PERB's authority to hear Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULPs). Parties may file ULPs in District Court until July 1, 2017. For a listing of upcoming meetings and an agenda for the next PERB meeting, click here.

PERB Final Rules

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