The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service open a new competition to promote better communication between labor leaders and businesses: the Labor-Management Cooperation Grant Program (CDFA Number: 34.002) (Funding Opportunity Number: FMCS-2015).
Eligibility: Unrestricted; Funding: $800,000 for 15 awards; Deadline: May 31.
The program encourages the establishment and operation of joint labor-management committees to carry out specific objectives. The funding may be use for the following seven purposes to:
- Improve communication between representatives of labor and management.
- Provide workers and employers with opportunities to study and explore new and innovative joint approaches to achieving organizational effectiveness.
- Assist workers and employers in solving problems of mutual concern not susceptible to resolution within the collective bargaining process.
- Study and explore ways of eliminating potential problems which reduce the competitiveness and inhibit the economic development of the company/plant, area, or industry.
- Enhance the involvement of workers in making decisions that affects their working lives.
- Expand and improve working relationships between workers and managers.
- Encourage free collective bargaining by establishing continuing mechanisms for communication between employers and their employees through federal assistance in the formation and operation of labor-management committees.
Contact: Linda Gray Broughton, firstname.lastname@example.org