Synopsis By: Zausner - Proceeding Author: David L. Cole

The author, a former director of the FMCS, opposes the “statutory emergency approach” to resolving labor disputes. He cites the national public policy favoring voluntary collective bargaining as a “measure to secure stable industrial peace.” He urges the President of the United States to make a formal public statement circumscribing the government’s function to one of assisting the parties through mediation. The President should interfere in only those rare cases where there is a genuine threat to the national health or safety.