Synopsis By: Mackenzie - Proceeding Author: Sylvester Garrett

A critique of the use of more restrictive principles of contract interpretation and an argument that reliance on such standards is inconsistent with the essential function of grievance arbitration under the NLRA. Strict adherence to the parol evidence rule, the residual rights construction principle, and general principles of construction for other contracts are sited as antithetical to controlling Supreme Court case law and the unique negotiating context of collective bargaining agreements.