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Lockheed, Union Agree to Meet Federal Mediators
Reuters (06/18/12) Andrea Shalal-Esa; A. Anathalakshmi
Lockheed Martin Corp. and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have agreed to meet Wednesday with federal mediators to settle a strike that started more than eight weeks ago. Lockheed, which has been under pressure from the Pentagon to cut its pension and labor costs, has been hiring temporary employees. Last week the U.S. National Labor Relations Board dismissed three unfair labor practice charges filed by the union against the company.
Public-Private Initiative to Remove Obstacles to Employing People With Disabilities
Top-level executives from more than a dozen major U.S. companies joined with government officials to launch a nationwide public-private sector initiative to advance employment of people with disabilities. The companies and officials plan to work together to achieve common goals, including to identify and resolve employment barriers facing people with disabilities, share experience and best practices, raise visibility around the effort and awareness of the significant benefits, and expand participation.
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