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After parties exhaust their own bargaining efforts, advisory arbitration provides a flexible, additional means toward arriving at a new collective bargaining agreement in advance of a strike. Because advisory arbitration follows failed negotiations and sometimes anticipates binding arbitration, the parties’ positions become more refined and better supported in terms of facts and evidence, and differences …

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Should the scope of arbitration be restricted?

A panel discussion of the papers presented by Francis A. O’Connell and Ben Fischer including the views of the discussants as to whether arbitrators should limit themselves to the language of the contract.

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