Synopsis By: Mackenzie - Proceeding Author: Jerre S. Williams

A discussion of judicial reasoning in overturning arbitration awards, with a focus on W. C. Grace. Arbitrators’ application of stare decisis to prior arbitrator awards under the same agreement and inclusion of language in awards indicating consideration of legal issues is recommended. Maintaining labor arbitration as a less technical, expensive and time consuming alternative to courts and promoting the development of procedures and standards for arbitration in nonunion setting is suggested.