Synopsis By: Marx - Proceeding Author: Bernard F. Ashe, William P. Murphy, Herbert Prashker, Donald H. Wollett

A discussion of public employee rights. Due process standards in the public and private sectors are compared, and the “property interest” of public sector employees in their employment status and related Constitutional issues examined. Commentator Ashe believes public sector arbitration meets requisite due process standards. Commentator Wollett describes complexities, in that “every action taken” in public sector labor relations “is a government action.” And commentator Prashker addresses individual employee rights, as contrasted with union exclusive rights, in grievance/arbitration procedures.