Margaret R. Brogan, Roberta Golick
March 16, 2012 Proceedings Database
The utility of expert witnesses is explored by NAA members and attorneys for labor and management. Under prevailing state and federal rules, discretion is accorded the arbitrator as to the admission of expert testimony and, of course, the arbitrator has discretion on the weight to be accorded it.
A panel discussion of workplace violence and threat, and the discipline appropriate for each. The panelists’ examine a hypothetical case.In a separate paper within the same chapter, Attorney Boone describes the preparation and arguments that enable unions to win “threats of violence” arbitration cases.
Arbitrator Brogan examines recent public utility arbitration decisions, the subjects of which include the transfer of work outside the bargaining unit, the reassignment of work to other unit employees, and changes in work hours to effectuate efficiencies. Arbitrator Brogan also addresses the effects of structural changes, such as divestitures.