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A discussion of the history of public interest in labor-management relations in the private sector and the accompanying governmental policy. Includes a discussion of the need for greater co-operation among representatives of labor, management and the government.

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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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Making Arbitration work: A colloquium

George W. Taylor examines the dynamic forces affecting the purposes served by arbitration.Irving Bluestone notes that expense or arbitration can be problematic, especially for small units. He also explores the training of Union advocates, the use of lie detectors, and the tendency of some arbitrators to resolve cases by the “path of least resistance” – …

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Testimonial to William H. Davis

Humor and stories in honor of the Chairman of the War Labor Board’s 80th birthday.

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Seniority concepts

Conceives of seniority as one method, among others, of apportioning the costs of layoff and of providing job security, by allocating relatively unskilled jobs among employees with relatively equal ability to perform those jobs. Posits that seniority clauses are among the least thought-out of all terms of an agreement; the point is illustrated with examples.

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An examination of the nature, characteristics, & functions of grievance arbitration. The “mediation approach” (which is preferred) is contrasted with the “judicial approach” (although specific parties may prefer either model as a means to resolve grievances).

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