Synopsis By: Greco - Proceeding Author: John A. Dash, Jr.

Interest arbitration in the private and public sectors are differentiated by the power and the threat of economic loss that underlie bargaining relationships in the private sector and not in the public sector. The author asserts that collective bargaining in the true sense cannot exist in the public sector; that the function of interest arbitration is different in the public sector because strikes are irrelevant; and that, in the absence of force or the exercise of economic power, interest arbitration in public transit must result in awards that place employees in a fair relationship to their neighbors.