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What is the BMS?

The Bureau of Mediation Services got its start in 1939, when the state legislature enacted the Minnesota Labor Relations Act as a way to peacefully settle disputes resulting from the growing size and strength of Minnesota’s labor movement. Then named ...

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BMS provides a variety of mediation options

Along with arbitration, labor-management consulting and training, Minnesota’s Bureau of Mediation Services offers a variety of neutral mediation options in collective bargaining disputes. Such disputes arise over the negotiation of terms and conditions of a labor contract or as a ...

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