Synopsis By: Marx - Proceeding Author: Monroe Berkowitz, Muriel M. Morse, A. L. Zwerdling

The economics of public employee compensation are discussed. The author urges arbitrators to familiarize themselves with labor statistics data, job qualifications, and the costs of wages and benefits. He concludes that the public sector will have to operate under the same constraints that the private sector has, and that arbitrators have the capacity to effectively resolve interest disputes. Comments and a general discussion by members follows.