Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Dennis R. Nolan

Professor Nolan identifies the forces to which the decline of labor unions are often attributed, but posits that it was the inability of unions to bargain at the national level (sometimes termed “corporatism”), as they had from the 1930’s until the 1970s, that has engendered their decline. He the trend, of slow descent, as likely to continue. To ensure workplace justice, arbitrators must consider offering their services beyond their customary venues, by acknowledging our larger rolls as workplace dispute resolvers, crediting the relevant nontraditional work of Academy applicants, educating Academy members and others about bringing justice to the nonunion workplace, and take a more active public role in addressing nontraditional workplace dispute resolution issues.