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Title: Labor-management relations in a controlled and rationed economy

Synopsis: A discussion of the impact of energy crisis responses, wage-price controls, and the Economic Stabilization Act on the labor-management environment – and a comparison with the World War II experience.

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Situation ethics and the arbitrator’s conscience

Arbitrators Davey, Linn and Parson offer guidance in the consideration of equities when applying the terms of the CBA, as well as other advice on the practice of arbitration.

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Discussion of tri-partite grievance arbitration boards. Expresses a preference for single arbitrator systems. Notes studies find boards more common in larger bargaining units and overall use of boards has declined in past decade. Suggests historical development of arbitration as part of negotiations encouraged tri-partite model while recent trend toward more judicial arbitral roles encourages single …

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The permanent arbitration system between John Deere and UAW locals at eight of the Company’s plants in Iowa and Indiana are described and evaluated, including the procedures followed and substantive issues addressed. The parties are said to “firmly support judicial arbitration” – neither wants the permanent arbitrator to act as a mediator. The permanent arbitrator’s …

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Arbitrability and the arbitrator’s jurisdiction

An examination of the differences between arbitrability and jurisdiction. Author Justin posits that an arbitrator serves as parties’ agent, with the arbitrator’s award viewable as a contract of settlement, and that, while questions of arbitrability can be submitted either to the arbitrator or to a court, submission to an arbitrator who will also decide the …

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