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Expedited Arbitration:Is It Expeditious and Is It Fair?

The paper describes the a tripartite panel model designed by Arbitrator McKay that was used through several successive collective bargaining agreements by the parties to Kaiser Permanente contracts. the model obligates the union and management to examine problems at the first level of the grievance procedure and to seek resolution before going to arbitration. The …

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Fireside Chat with Edgar (Ted) Jones

Ted is interviewed by his former student and NAA member Chris Knowlton. Appropriately for the Academy, Ted has both a Canadian and Unites States background. He recounts his coping with recurrent tuberculosis in the early years of his professional life, his experience as an educator, and his years as a television judge on the programs …

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Arbitrator Knowlton posits that fairness requires the evolution of the concept of just cause to take into account the contemporary circumstances of workers, who increasingly lack a familial safety net.

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Handling the complex arbitration: The entertainment industry: A case study

A panel discussion of the logistics of coordinating multiple parties and issues, discovery, arbitral precedent, bifurcation of issues, motions, privileged communications, proprietary information, tentative rulings, and other complexities.

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