Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Charles C. Killingsworth, Eli Rock

An examination of the final disposition of employee grievances in the public sector. “Under the circumstances [i.e., in 1958], it is not surprising that there is less union organization in government than in private industry.. the preconditions on which private grievance arbitration depends are all but nonexistent in government.” Professor Rock then observes that “Until such fundamental questions as the role and function of public service unions, their right to have written contracts or to exclusive bargaining recognition or to grievance procedure ending in arbitration, the difficult obstacles posed by the division of authority in government – until these, and other basic institutional and conceptual difficulties are clarified or even partially resolved, clearly the task of approaching a specific problem such as Professor Killingsworth has here attempted must be regarded as infinitely complicated.”