Synopsis By: Zausner - Proceeding Author: David L. Cole, Jesse Freidin, Eli L. Oliver

The arbitrator member of the panel analyzes criticism of labor arbitration by the parties. He concludes that “most of the criticism comes from disgruntled participants” who object to losing. Mr. Friedin’s view is that “expendability must continue to be an occupational hazard if arbitration… is to survive.” The “right of selection” limit[s] the hazards of arbitration in a rational manner.” Mr. Oliver, speaking from the Union perspective, stresses the importance of competent and impartial arbitrators. He also urges the elimination of compulsory arbitration.