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New perspectives on old problems: Elapsed time in grievance arbitration

An examination of the trend in elapsed time from the filing of a grievance to the issuance of the arbitrator’s award, from the 1940’s to the 1980’s.

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The Academy’s International Studies Committee commissioned papers from 12 industrialized countries means used to settle individual employee disputes in the private sector of the respective economy. The results were published in the Fall 1987 issue of Comparative Labor Law Journal. In this article, Professor Loewenberg comments on the study from the perspective of an American …

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An examination of the factors that influenced the growth of arbitration in the United States, trends in arbitration, and permanent arbitration systems. The author concludes that the American system of voluntary grievance arbitration is the one aspect of our industrial relations system that is widely accepted by labor, management, and the public.

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How representative are published decisions? Part 2.

A comparison of 1213 published and unpublished arbitration decisions involving discharge. Variables analyzed include appointment source, private or public sector, occupation, length of service, and sex of the grievant, post hearing briefs, attorney advocates, and the award rendered.

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