Synopsis By: Mackenzie - Proceeding Author: Clyde W. Summers

An examination of the functioning of the Teamsters joint grievance committees, and how those committees fall short of established standards for adjudicatory processes. Inadequacy of evidence, use of ex parte evidence, trading of grievances, control by a political hierarchy and increased potential for bias are cited. Case examples are presented. Joint committees are viewed as a denial of arbitration, not to encompass its due process procedures and goals. Anonymity and the employee waiver of objections are cited as reducing personal responsibility and promoting arbitrariness in decisions.