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Doing Well by Doing Good

United States and Canadian perspectives on ethical issues

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Senator Feingold discusses the effects of the Citizen’s United case and the Arbitration Fairness Act

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Arbitrator Krinsky examines public sector interest arbitration laws, procedures and methodologies in Wisconsin.

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The article describes how arbitrator actually resolve ability-to-pay issues; it is not a prescription of how they should. It notes that some arbitrators accept the allocations of funds in governmental budgets as definitive, but that a majority critically assess the accuracy of revenue estimates and the reasonableness of budgeted expenditure priorities and allocations. Nonetheless, arbitrators …

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Procedural rulings during the hearing

Excerpts from workshops on procedural rulings. The subjects include 1) third-party participation; 2) “due process” protections; 3) subpoenas; 4) absence of grievant or key witness; 5) witnesses from the opposing side; 6) medical affidavits; 7) closing arguments, briefs, remedies; 8) token presentations, agreed awards, and disqualification of the arbitrator.

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