IAM Districts and Locals with labor-management committees have until May 31 to apply for grants from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
Grants are awarded by the agency to promote best practices in labor-management cooperation as a way of improving collective bargaining and proactively mitigating labor-management disputes.
The grant program supports the establishment and operation of joint labor-management committees at the company level, on a community or area-wide basis, within a particular industry, and for public sector employees.
Many IAM locals and districts have used FMCS grants to develop joint labor-management programs. If you have questions, please contact the IAM Safety and Health Department at 301-967-4704.