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

Professor Nolan presents a history of labor arbitration and of the National Academy (including the recent decline in membership) and the rise in employment arbitration. He describes three alternatives for the Academy’s future: 1. continue to confine membership to labor arbitrators, 2. include employment arbitrators and members (“The National Academy of Labor and Employment Arbitrators”), or 3.create a separate but related association: the Academy of Employment Arbitrators. He advocates the second alternative, gives the reasons for his recommendation, and sets forth the steps he perceives will be required in the transition.