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    Subdivision 1. Establishment. There is established a Bureau of Mediation Services under
the supervision and control of a commissioner. The commissioner shall be appointed by the
governor under the provisions of section 15.06.
    Subd. 2. Special mediators. The commissioner may, from time to time, appoint special
mediators to aid in the settlement of particular labor disputes or controversies who shall have
the same power and authority as the commissioner with respect to such dispute and such
appointment shall be for the duration only of the particular dispute. Such special mediators
shall be paid a per diem allowance as determined by the commissioner, while so engaged and
their necessary expenses.
    Subd. 3. Rules. The commissioner shall adopt rules to govern proceedings before the
commissioner under the provisions of this chapter.
    Subd. 4. Roster of arbitrators. The commissioner shall maintain a roster of persons suited
and qualified by training and experience to act as arbitrators of labor disputes and shall provide
parties to a labor dispute with the names of persons on the roster upon written request. The
commissioner shall adopt rules governing appointments to, removals from, and administration of
this roster.
    Subd. 5. Labor-management committees. The commissioner may provide technical support
and assistance to voluntary joint labor-management committees established for the purpose of
improving relationships between unions and employers at area, industry, or work-site levels.
History: (4254-22) 1939 c 440 s 2; 1949 c 739 s 14; 1951 c 713 s 17; 1969 c 1129 art 2 s 1;
1977 c 305 s 25; 1987 c 45 s 1,2; 1987 c 186 s 15; 1989 c 255 s 1; 1990 c 546 s 1; 1999 c 221 s 4

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