Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: R. Theodore Clark, Jr.

Attorney Clark observes the growth of unionization in the public sector and contraction in the private sector, and the reasons for each. He concludes that the landscape has changed in ways that aren’t going to be reversed, that the NAA should maintain its primary emphasis on disputes arising under CBAs, but that the Academy should also play a role in “vetting” arbitrators in other arenas, to assure competence. He argues that government should not adopt minimum standards for employment arbitration of non-union employee disputes.