Synopsis By: Zausner - Proceeding Author: Harold W. Davey

The permanent arbitration system between John Deere and UAW locals at eight of the Company’s plants in Iowa and Indiana are described and evaluated, including the procedures followed and substantive issues addressed. The parties are said to “firmly support judicial arbitration” – neither wants the permanent arbitrator to act as a mediator. The permanent arbitrator’s authority and jurisdiction have always been carefully defined; those defined limits are described and their historical development is given.