Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: William B. Gould IV

The deficiencies of labor arbitration as a forum for the resolution of gender, race and other form invidious discrimination under federal law are examined. The tendency of arbitrators to view their grant of authority narrowly. constraints in fashioning remedies, possible complicity of the union in the discriminatory conduct, and an apparent reluctance by arbitrators to sustain discrimination grievances suggest a need to limit deference to arbitration awards in this area, and to adjust arbitration procedures to ensure effective participation by individual grievants.