SEIU and Swedish completed three days of mediation with Mediator Larry Fox. During mediation, progress was made on many of the outstanding non-economic issues including a training fund committee to increase use of the fund, support for lactating moms, and rules governing transfers between Swedish Edmonds and other Swedish campuses. Mediator Fox is cautiously optimistic that we are headed in the right direction toward a potential agreement and requested that the parties return to mediation on October 29-31. Over the next two weeks, we each committed to several sub-team meetings in an effort to continue working toward a new agreement.
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