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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 homage to Joseph S. Murphy, Vice-President of the American Arbitration Association. Anecdotes and background are provided regarding Murphy, who had been playing a leading role in the arbitration profession for more than twenty-five years.

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After brief discussion of the role of the spouse before, during and after the hearing, Gill comments on a miscellany of topics. Considered first is the function and purpose of the Academy, and, more particularly, the annual meeting, which Gill regards as the most important function of the Academy. The author additionally comments on improvements …

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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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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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An amusing essay on ways to gain an advantage in arbitration without seeming to engage in unfair tactics. Modeled on the classic book by Stephen Potter.

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Arbitration: A union viewpoint

Unions view the arbitration process as an extension of the democratic principles to the industrial world; the agreed-upon substitute for strikes or economic warfare, in a forum that is simpler, more expeditious, more expert and more private that the courts. The CBA is not seen as an exclusive statement of all the rights and privileges …

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