Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Roger H. Schnapp

The author describes himself as an enthusiastic proponent of tripartite grievance arbitration. From his perspective, when tripartite grievance arbitration has failed to work properly, the fault has generally lain with the arbitrator and not with the parties. For example, there are a significant number of arbitrators who prepare a written decision – for all intents and purposes in final form – and bring it to the first executive session of the tripartite board. By doing so, these neutrals destroy the essence of a system board of adjustment.