Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: James C. Hill

The growing reliance on some form of third-party intervention – mediation, fact-finding or arbitration – as an alternative to the strike weapon in public employment disputes and to resolve community and campus disputes, as well as the expansion of grievance arbitration in the public sector, will outstrip the growth in ranks of arbitrators who are acceptable to management and labor. Hill recommends that the Academy lend major attention to the expanding use of neutrals in the public-sector and draw upon the population of individuals presently serving as appointed mediators and fact-finders to identify candidates for training as arbitrators and, potentially, Academy membership.