Synopsis By: Marx - Proceeding Author: Barbara D. Dennis

A discussion by publisher representatives and Academy members of the publication of arbitration awards. Representatives of the FMCS, AAA, BNA, and Prentice-Hall participate. (Commerce Clearing House declined.) With a few dissents from members, there was agreement that a private sector award was the property of the parties, whose assent is required for publication, while public sector awards are generally considered to be in the public domain. The publishers’ representatives generally agreed that awards are chosen for publication based upon current interest in the subject matter and the degree to which the award is relevant to the labor-management community at large. Newer arbitrators are favored. There was no agreement on whether the arbitrator should have “veto power” over the publication of an award.