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The growing reliance on some form of third-party intervention – mediation, fact-finding or arbitration – as an alternative to the strike weapon in public employment disputes and to resolve community and campus disputes, as well as the expansion of grievance arbitration in the public sector, will outstrip the growth in ranks of arbitrators who are …

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The automated arbitrators

The author humorously foretells the events of the first proceeding ever conducted by an Electronic Hearing Officer, the selection of arbitrators by computer and computerization of the decision-making process. The commentators make their contributions in verse.

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Procedures under the Railway Labor Act: A panel discussion

A discussion of the emergency board procedures under the Railway Labor Act including the positive and negative aspects of the Act and procedures, crises in the collective bargaining machinery, and the possibility of restructuring cumbersome procedures. The panel also discusses the selection of board personnel and the importance of the board to its success, specialized …

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Testimonial to William H. Davis

Humor and stories in honor of the Chairman of the War Labor Board’s 80th birthday.

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Evaluation of arbitrators: An arbitrator’s point of view

Arbitrator Alexander gives his perceptions on the evaluation of arbitrators by employers and unions. The lack of a generally accepted statement of what is desirable is posited to be an obstacle to 1) the training of new arbitrators and 2) the improvement of arbitrators whose acceptance is marginal, as well as a handicap to appointing …

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Jay Kramer (NY Labor Rels Bd) asserts that seniority is a contractual grant rather than common-law right, and therefore must be considered in the context of the CBA. Arbitrator Hill, as well, sees seniority as a right arising under the CBA, and expresses the consensus of the participants that management determines ability, subject to arbitral …

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