Mediation May Save Twinkies

USA Today News reported in a November 19, 2012 article entitled:  “Long Live Twinkies? Hostess, Union to Mediate” that Hostess Brands and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union are going to mediate their dispute. The union members have been on strike since November 9, 2012 resulting in Hostess Brands’ decision to file for bankruptcy. The wise bankruptcy Judge, Robert Drain, asked the Union’s attorney if his client would agree to mediate (mediation is a … [Read more...]

Using Mediation Over An Employment Discrimination Lawsuit – Arizona

Picture this situation: An employee in Arizona receives her first disciplinary action. She is angry and concerned about what this means for her future job outlook with the company. Then, she gets upset-- she can think of two other employees who did what she did without receiving any type of written warning.  She wonders why she is being treated differently than the others. Is it because of the color of her skin? Could it be because she is a woman? She remembers that one manager who previously … [Read more...]

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