Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Leonard Woodcock

“Nothing could be more disastrous than to view a labor contract as a lifeless document unrelated to the struggle of [the people who negotiated it].” “…extreme legalism and formalism have no place in the arbitration proceeding.” “Any over legalistic handling of human situations, which tends to sacrifice individual equity, is essentially wrong.” The author recommends 1) the compiling of information about arbitrators and their rulings, 2) a compilation of the common law of labor-management arbitration, 3) extensive training for advocates and 4) ways found to reduce the costs of arbitration.