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A review of new state legislation affecting arbitration, and the impact on federal and state courts of the Steelworkers Trilogy. Included is a listing of cases by subject matter.

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Arbitrator Aaron opines that the immediate effects of Lincoln Mills may be disruptive of industrial relations, because most judges are both poorly informed on the subject and have attitudes that…

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A discussion of (1) the relationship between arbitration under a CBA and a suit for damages under the Taft Hartley Act, (2) the arbitration of grievances that allege conduct that…

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The arbitration of discharge cases: a case study.

An analysis of arbitration awards involving the question of just cause for discharge for four major categories of offenses. The author considers whether the penalty is upheld or modified, and…

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Title: Labor-management relations in a controlled and rationed economy

Synopsis: A discussion of the impact of energy crisis responses, wage-price controls, and the Economic Stabilization Act on the labor-management environment – and a comparison with the World War II…

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Discusses the uses and abuses of past practice in arbitration in relation to the “plain meaning” rule of contract interpretation and ambiguous contract terms. Also addresses how past practices are…

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The presidential address: The adversary system in arbitration

A review of the limitations of adherence to a strictly adversarial format in labor management arbitration and the preeminent role of the arbitrator in setting and ensuring standards of fairness…

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Employee empowerment – Collective bargaining’s future role

A debate about the efficacy of organized labor as opposed to freedom of individuals to contract.

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The role of the arbitrator in ensuring a fair hearing

A discussion among arbitrators and advocates of what behavior impacts the fairness of a hearing.

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Problems in opinion-writing: A panel discussion

The panel discusses some general criticisms of and ideas for improving written opinions, and their individual writing styles.

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