The author humorously foretells the events of the first proceeding ever conducted by an Electronic Hearing Officer, the selection of arbitrators by computer and computerization of the decision-making process. The commentators make their contributions in verse.
A discussion of the basis causes of congested grievance and arbitration dockets: how widespread or relatively infrequent is the congestion; the circumstances under which overloading develops; the measures adopted to relieve congested procedures; how effective have such measures been; and the role of the arbitrator in helping to solve the problems.
A panel discussion of arbitration after the Lincoln Mills decision. Mr. Ross sees a need “to restore and protect some of the traditional values of arbitration” by viewing arbitration “not as a mechanical routine, but as a creative instrument in the development of better industrial relations under a system of economic freedom.”
Report of a study of 207 arbitration awards published in Labor Arbitration Reports from 1950-1955 in which discharged employees were reinstated. Management and labor officials involved in the cases were surveyed. Statistical appendices are provided. Arbitrator Wolff suggests that employees who do not wish reinstatement may, instead, grieve for damages.