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Updating arbitration

Author Fisher maintains that the arbitration process is too confrontational, and that centralized control and authority must give way to more local control. He describes the United Steel Workers Union…

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In response to an opposing paper, the author suggests that the parties say more by the arbitrators they designate than by their doctrinal protestations. The author asserts that arbitration must…

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The fine art of engineering an arbitration system to fit the needs of the parties

The design and operation of permanent arbitration arrangements is discussed. The composition and methodology of (1) the Teamsters-Anheuser Busch Multi-Plant Grievance Committee, (2) the United Mine Workers and Bituminous Coal…

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Implementation of arbitration awards

An examination, through example, of the results that flow from arbitration awards. Arbitrators are accountable for the acceptability of their own awards. Consequently, regardless of the ruling on the merits,…

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The use of neutrals in collective bargaining

The author recommends using expert neutrals as consultants and as members of study committees for the purposes of fact-finding, to raise difficult issues, and to offer non-binding recommendations and provide…

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