If nothing else, labor relations is about managing conflict, and the better one is at doing that the better the job one is likely to do. A couple of ex- federal employees with a ton of federal sector ER/LR experience as labor and management advocates and neutrals have formed a company to help advocates on both sides of the table understand how to manage conflict and/or help them through significant ER/LR disputes.  Not only were both of them actual advocates on each side of the bargaining table and labor relationship, but they experienced how hard it can be to give up traditional ways to dispute over something in favor of other, more scientific ways of doing it.  In our book, experience as actual advocates gives them a step up on consultants who only ever worked as neutrals.  The guys at I&I Resolutions know the challenge from the perspective of the client, not a disinterested third party. Check them out at their web site.  They offer something different.

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FEDSMILL staff has over 40 years of federal sector labor relations experience on the union as well as management side of the table and even some time as a neutral.
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