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Pension Lawsuit Court-Ordered Mediation Update

4:15 P.M. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the joint request of attorneys for the State and for Rhode Island public employee unions and retirees, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) today announced that the parties will hold a press conference in Providence, RI on Friday, February 14 to report on the ongoing court-ordered mediation to resolve pension litigation.

FMCS has been providing court-ordered mediation at the joint request of the parties in an attempt to settle numerous lawsuits. The cases involve literally thousands of public employees who are challenging numerous changes in the state's pension laws.

PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: Representatives from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants

WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

WHERE: Department of Administration, Conference Room A, Second Floor, Providence, Rhode Island

The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent U.S. government agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 10 district offices and 68 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

Web site: www.fmcs.gov   

SOURCE Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

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