Synopsis By: Greco - Proceeding Author: Herman Sternstein

The author asserts that interest arbitration for local transit disputes has worked well, and that it is a viable substitute for a community crippling strike. He addresses the qualifications that arbitrators must have, including mutual acceptability to the parties. The author opines that acceptability on tripartite panels rests on two elements: the standards the arbitrator applies and the fulfillment of the tripartite process.