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State Board of Mediation

About State Board of Mediation

The State Board of Mediation is the state agency charged with the responsibility for determining appropriate bargaining units of public employees that request the establishment of such units and for conducting elections to determine the exclusive bargaining representative for those units. Public bodies or their designated representatives meet and discuss proposals concerning employment conditions with the labor or employee organization the public employees have chosen as the exclusive bargaining representative. 

About the Chair

Butch Albert was appointed to serve as chairman of the State Board of Mediation in June 2014. Raised in Maryland Heights, Missouri, Albert earned a bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri (now Truman) State University before joining the St. Louis County Police Department. He retired after 29 years as a sergeant, having worked in all divisions of the department and with the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis. Immediately prior to his appointment to the State Board of Mediation he was the executive director of The Safety Net of Missouri, a charitable organization based in Cole County that assists surviving families of public safety officers killed in the line of duty. Albert also served in various capacities with the Fraternal Order of Police for many years.