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An examination of perceived threats to arbitration: increasing formality, judicial intervention, invocation of external law, grievant’s use of personal counsel, inexperience advocates, non-final arbitration, DFR charges, paucity of qualified arbitrators, and dicta. The author addresses the Academy’s responsibility to train potential arbitrators and advocates

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Title: The quality of adversary presentation in arbitration: A critical view

A discussion of the quality of advocacy in labor arbitration and the responsibility of advocates to ensure they do not damage continuing labor-management relations. Panelists discuss the importance of a fair and neutral arbitration system to employee and supervisory morale, the damage that can be done by adding too many legalisms and formalities to the …

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