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Fireside chat with Arvid Anderson

Arbitrator Anderson recounts his career experiences. He is interviewed by James Stern.

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President Anderson provides a brief historical survey of labor arbitration in the United States, both grievance and interest, and cautions arbitrators to discharge so as not to overlook or ignore the material facts, or the contract, or the applicable law, and to perform their work carefully, correctly and ethically.

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The author addresses interest arbitration in the public sector. The various forms of dispute procedures are listed, and the legal challenges that have been made to interest arbitration are described. The focus of the article is the New York City experience, including the history of the NYC Collective Bargaining Law and the procedures set forth …

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A report of the Academy’s Committee on Public Employment Disputes Settlement reviews state statutory developments in various states, developments in federal sector collective bargaining and arbitration, and significant judicial decisions.

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The Academy’s Committee on Public Employment Disputes Settlement reports statutory developments in various states; developments in federal sector collective bargaining and arbitration; public-service bargaining in Canada; and significant judicial decisions.

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A report by the Academy’s Committee on Public Employment Disputes Settlement. By 1974, thirty-six states had enacted collective bargaining statues covering all or some categories of public employees. The report reviews state legislation and court and agency decisions concerning public sector representation and bargaining; amendments to Executive Order 11491, involving the Federal Service Impasse Panel; …

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An examination of the growing acceptance of interest arbitration in the public sector as a means of contract settlement and an alternative, or prerequisite, to strike. The New York experience is discussed.

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A summary of 1973-74 state legislation enacting or amending public employee bargaining laws and court and agency decisions interpreting public sector bargaining laws.

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The author asserts that, in the public sector, interest disputes can be effectively resolved through a political process using fact-finding, reason and persuasion, and that that process should be a reasonable substitute to the threat of strike.

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