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Professor Zack describes the history of Chinese labor relations from 1949 to the present and states that understanding the labor relations scene is integral to understanding the political future of China. He furnishes insights into the continuing reports of strikes and labor unrest in China examining, and the potential impact of unrest in North Africa …

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Fireside Chat with Arnold Zack

Arnold Zack talks about his educational choices, personal life, and professional experiences.

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Globalization and its effect on collective bargaining and labor arbitration

A discussion about the effects of globalization on labor organizations and the workforce. Arnold Zack presents a paper addressing the role of labor relations in the developing world, the role of International Labor Organization (ILO) labor standards in the competing countries, and how globalization impacts the U.S. labor relations system and what can be done. …

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Due process in employment arbitration: The Due Process Protocol

A brief history of the Due Process Protocol is given. It is observed that, for even those organizations and arbitrators who purport to comply with the Protocol, there is no mechanism for dealing with non-compliance, and no recourse. Unconsionable arbitration provisions persist. Many courts have upheld arbitration arrangements that did not comport with the requirements …

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Reminiscences of George Nicolau

George Nicolau describes his life experiences, insights, observations about the arbitration profession, and his plans. Arnold Zack asks the questions.

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Reminiscences

George Nicolau describes his life experiences, insights, observations about the arbitration profession, and his plans. Arnold Zack asks the questions.

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President Zack notes the increasing incorporation by reference of statutory rights into the CBA, and the “statute-reading” authority granted arbitrators by the Supreme Court in Gilmer. He posits the risk that labor-management arbitration may lose credibility in the face of unilaterally imposed arbitration. He stresses the importance of the participation of labor, management and arbitrators …

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Reminiscences by George P. Schultz

George Schultz, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Director of the O.M.B, U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Assistant to the President of the United States, discusses his career. With introductions by Arnold M. Zack and James L. Stern

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Unique problems and opportunities of permanent umpireships: A panel discussion

The advantages and disadvantages – for the arbitrators and for the parties – of permanent umpire relationships. The historical genesis of such relationships is discussed; umpireships and ad hoc arbitrations are compared; and some of the authors’ memorable umpireships are described.

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Professor Zack recounts how the Code came into existence and was amended, and stresses the importance of adherence to the Code by arbitrators; its enforcement by the NAA, designating agencies and others; the training of arbitrators in it precepts; and the role that that NAA should have with regard to enforcement by the designating agencies, …

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