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The author describes prevailing labor-management attitudes and suggests a recent general decline in respect and discipline, and increased contentiousness to which the neutral must respond, with optimism, that a resolution may be reached.

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Discussion of the forces that have shaped labor-management relations and of current trends. Includes anecdotes from the silk and transit industries in the 1930’s, dispute resolution under the War Labor Board and other labor relations issues arising in the 1940’s; development of dispute resolution processes in the 1950’s; and miscellaneous reminiscences. Closed with the need …

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Arbitration and federal rights under collective agreements in 1967: Report of the Committee on Law and Legislation for 1967

Review of recent court decisions affecting collective bargaining agreements. Major subdivisions of report include individual employee rights under Section 301; actions cognizable under Section 301; determination of whether a contract exists; application of contracts to events predating or postdating the contract term; successor obligations; identity of the parties to the agreement; exhaustion of the grievance …

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Arbitration and rights under collective agreements: Report of the Committee on Law and Legislation for 1965

A discussion of recent judicial decisions affecting labor arbitration and collective bargaining agreements. Key areas: Procedural arbitrability; obligations of successor employers; substantive arbitrability; suits to compel or stay arbitration; arbitrator’s’ decision that a dispute is not arbitrable after a court determination of arbitrability; suits to confirm or vacate awards; individual breach of contract suits; other …

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Arbitration and federal rights under collective agreements: Report of the Committee on Law and Legislation for 1966

Review of recent court decisions affecting collective bargaining agreements. Major subdivisions of report include statute of limitations; actions cognizable under Section 301 of the LMRA; parties to the action, obligations of successors, effects of the Norris-LaGuardia Act, damages allowable under Section 301; exhaustion of remedies in actions by individual employees and by employers or unions; …

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Neutral consultants in collective bargaining

The author perceives a public demand for a change in the way labor relations are conducted, and outlines a new role for neutrals designed to address that demand – that being a servant of the parties, an impartial conscience, and an expert advisor. The author opines that neutrals can bring an objective, long-range, and coordinated …

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Review of the AFL-CIO no-raiding agreement, the sole purpose of which is posited as protection of the status quo with respect to the established bargaining relationship. The author notes that the agreement can be viewed as anti-competitive and as limiting employees’ full freedom of choice, but considers those concerns to be marginal, suggesting that they …

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The procedural standards for the arbitration process set forth in three parts:Part I – Code of Ethics for ArbitratorsPart II – Procedural Standards for ArbitratorsPart III – Conduct and Behavior of Parties

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The author, a former director of the FMCS, opposes the “statutory emergency approach” to resolving labor disputes. He cites the national public policy favoring voluntary collective bargaining as a “measure to secure stable industrial peace.” He urges the President of the United States to make a formal public statement circumscribing the government’s function to one …

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The status and expendability of the labor arbitrator: A panel discussion

The arbitrator member of the panel analyzes criticism of labor arbitration by the parties. He concludes that “most of the criticism comes from disgruntled participants” who object to losing. Mr. Friedin’s view is that “expendability must continue to be an occupational hazard if arbitration… is to survive.” The “right of selection” limit[s] the hazards of …

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