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President Vernon addresses importance of preserving the cultural values implicit in collective bargaining: the human dignity of employees; the moral obligation of the employer to give consideration to their requests; and the economic freedom of both to say no. Given the conflation, in the media and the public’s mind, of labor, employment, and consumer arbitration, …

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Comparative Arbitral Outcomes

Arbitrators and advocates in both the United States and Canada face similar issues, but the outcomes are often different due to differing values, customs, contracts, and statutory authority. Through a series of vignettes, the panel will illustrate differences in areas such as random drug testing, off-duty conduct, work/family conflicts, and hybrid discipline cases.

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Ask the advocates

Labor and management advocates describe the attributes they seek in an arbitrator, the conduct of the hearing, the handling of evidence, closing statements, mediation, decision-writing and remedies.

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Labor relations and arbitration post – 9/11:The US Airways experience

Panelists representing the management of US Airways, the pilots union, the CWA (representing employees at the ticket counters, gates and in reservations), and flight attendants discuss the effects on contract negotiations and employee relations of 9/11 and the subsequent filing for bankruptcy of the airline.

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