Federal Mediator

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Federal Mediator Reviewing San Jose’s Latest Contract Offer To Police Union

After being at odds for almost a year, the City of San Jose will make a new contract offer to the city’s police officers’ union next week with a federal mediator involved.


Federal mediator George Cohen arrives to make a statement to the press after an extra day of negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) agreed to continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners for an additional 7 days. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Federal Mediator Making Impact On BART Contract Talks

A federal mediator brought in to Bay Area Rapid Transit contracts talks seems to be having the effect of smoothing over roadblocks to a possible agreement, according to sources close to the talks.