Allison Beck was named Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service for National and International Programs, effective March 2, 2010.
Beck has had an extensive career in the field of labor-management relations. Most recently, from 1989 to 2009, she served as General Counsel of the International Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO after serving as Associate General Counsel from 1980 to 1989. In those positions, she helped develop bargaining initiatives and assisted in negotiations with major employers; she became well-versed in all aspects of labor and employment law and litigated cases in federal courts and before government labor agencies. In addition, she assisted in overseeing the administration of the IAM, developed budget and strategic plans and supervised the work of the IAM legal staff and its dozens of outside counsel.
Prior to joining the IAM, Beck served as an appellate court attorney at the National Labor Relations Board and a legislative aide on employment issues to Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA) and the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare’s Special Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Beck graduated with honors from Goucher College and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. She has been a frequent speaker and trainer at American Bar Association meetings, labor conferences and other programs.