Synopsis By: Goldman - Proceeding Author: Irving Bluestone, Leland Hazard, George W. Taylor

George W. Taylor examines the dynamic forces affecting the purposes served by arbitration.Irving Bluestone notes that expense or arbitration can be problematic, especially for small units. He also explores the training of Union advocates, the use of lie detectors, and the tendency of some arbitrators to resolve cases by the “path of least resistance” – meaning stare decisis or semantic technicalities – when a deliberative evaluation of the facts is called for.Leland Hazard retells some tales from the Bible and recites the story of Wagner’s Ring Cycle with analogies to the history of dispute resolution.