Date(s) - October 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Session

Virtual Session:  Thursday, October 7, 2021, 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Join this discussion and learn more about the services provided by FMCS in furtherance of the Agency’s mission to:

  • Promote the development of sound and stable labor management relationships;
  • Prevent or minimize work stoppages by assisting labor and management to settle their disputes through mediation;
  • Advocate collective bargaining, mediation and voluntary arbitration as the preferred processes for settling issues between employers and representatives of employees;
  • Develop and advocate the art, science and practice of conflict resolution through the use of ADR;
  • Assist parties in conflict through the provisions of conflict resolution services;
  • Foster the establishment and maintenance of constructive joint processes to improve labor-management relationships, employment security and organizational effectiveness. .  Those involved or interested in labor-management relationships in the public sector, private sector, and federal sector will benefit from this discussion.


Arthur Pearlstein, FMCS, Director of Arbitration and Office of Shared Neutrals

Arthur Pearlstein serves as Director of Arbitration and of the Office of Shared Neutrals at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). He has previously served FMCS as a mediator, as General Counsel of the Agency, and as head of the ADR and International Program. In addition, he has worked extensively in the area of dispute systems design and conflict management in the workplace. He has substantial experience in arbitration and mediation as a private sector lawyer, manager, professor, and trainer. Arthur was Professor of Law and inaugural director of the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University in Omaha. He was recently elected as a Fellow with the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Arthur received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, holds a master’s in dispute resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University in California, and a B.A. from Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

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This event will take place from 1 to 2:15 pm Eastern Time.


This event will take place virtually via Zoom. The link to join will be sent to you upon registration.

Registration and Pricing

This event is free for members and non-members alike, compliments of Virginia LERA! Even though registration is free, we do ask that your register for the event below to reserve your seat.