Synopsis By: Dissen - Proceeding Author: Charles J. Morris

Commenting on the interrelation of the arbitration award and external law, Morris contends that specific federal labor laws provide a framework within which contracts are to be construed and enforced. Such laws may be deemed to be incorporated automatically into contracts, and parties may reasonably expect that law to affect the award. Morris takes issue, however, with the proposition that arbitrators in private sector disputes should engraft a subjective impression of current public policy onto the parties’ contract.