Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Walter C. Brauer III

Attorney Brauer asserts that, while other federal legislation dealing with employee discrimination has viewed distinctions between workers as largely irrational, the ADA has turned that precept on its head: it requires that workers not be treated the same. The ADA does not support resolution of such disputes by arbitration under a CBA. The author examines the bases for precluding arbitrators from ruling, and for permitting them to rule on the application of various statutes. He advocates a greater role for unions and arbitrators, and reversal of the Gardner-Denver line of cases.