Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: Ezra K. Bryan

Binding grievance arbitration is not structured to resolve civil and individual rights disputes that occur within the workplace, to alleviate logjams of grievances or to involve public employers uncertain of their authority to submit to binding arbitration. Fact-finding and recommended terms of settlement provide an unsatisfactory alternative to collective bargaining. Advisory arbitration blends the advantages of arbitration, conciliation, negotiation and outside recommendations. The author advocates advisory arbitration as a vehicle for conflict areas in which the parties find binding arbitration either proscribed or inadequate.