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For David P. Miller

Members pay tribute to David P. Miller, who died at the age of 55 on March 22, 1975, while serving as President of the Academy.

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An introduction to papers that address interest arbitration in local transit and newspaper publishing

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Discussion of the paper presented (1968, p. 94) on arbitrators’ efforts to maintain acceptability; suggests research and objective measures of the problem, if there is one. Suggests users must play a part in eliminating abuses.

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The author asserts that the soundness of the arbitration process lies with the advocates as well as the arbitrator, and that arbitrators, in general, do not often commit egregious errors of judgment or ethical breaches.

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Discussion from management’s standpoint of the impact of arbitrators’ concerns over maintaining acceptability.

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Procedural problems in the conduct of arbitration hearings: A discussion

A discussion of the following procedural disputes: Ruling on arbitrability before hearing the merits – ex parte hearings – calling the opposing party’s witnesses first – admissibility of settlement offers – new evidence not discussed during previous steps of the grievance procedure – whether cross-examination is limited to the scope of direct-examination – cutting off …

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A review of arbitration decisions, comparing contracts that contain a “maintenance of conditions” provision with contracts that do not. The result of that review: standards for the arbitrator’s decisions and the awards are the same for wash-up time, lunch period and contracting-out cases, but are different for crew-size cases (possibly because crew size goes to …

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The author asserts that arbitrators pay heed to safeguards that have attended centuries of judicial decision making; that they should value precedent to the extent required to achieve consistency, where warranted, for the same parties; and that they use judgment as to when to suggest mediation. He opines that the parties use of arbitration in …

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The Chrysler-UAW umpire system

A comparison of the elements of the Chrysler-UAW umpire system with those of other umpire systems, and a description of the history of the Chrysler-UAW umpire system.

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