Synopsis By: Mackenzie - Proceeding Author: Benjamin Aaron, John E. Dunsford, Harry T. Edwards, Judith Vladeck, W. Willard Wirtz

A review of the limitations of adherence to a strictly adversarial format in labor management arbitration and the preeminent role of the arbitrator in setting and ensuring standards of fairness and a full and fair hearing. Arbitrators, as opposed to the parties, are viewed as setting and ensuring standards of fairness in the arbitration hearing. Arbitrators are cautioned to consider the interests of grievants as well as the union and employer in the process, and to attempt to ascertain all the facts and ensure due process.