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Bureau of Mediation Services


We provide neutral arbitrators to resolve contract and grievance disputes.


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


Neutral mediation of collective bargaining disputes.


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


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

Legislation, Rules and Policies

Enabling Legislation, Rules and Policies.

Labor Management Committee - New Member Training

The event is FREE and open to all new labor and management employees.
Register now

Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
68th Annual Meeting - Minneapolis - May 26-29, 2016

Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) Notice:

The 2015 Minnesota Legislature delayed until July 1, 2016 the PERB's authority to hear Unfair Labor Practice Charges (ULPs). See Minn. Spec. Sess. Ch. 1, Art. 7, section 1. Parties may file ULPs in District Court until July 1, 2016. For a listing of upcoming meetings and an agenda for the next PERB meeting, click here.

The PERB has begun the rulemaking process.

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