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Presidential Address by Roberta Golick

President Golick states that arbitrators bring their world views, duty of neutrality and adherence to Supreme Court philosophies when writing evidence-based decisions.

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An arbitrator’s perspective of the usefulness of expert witnesses: a better understanding of the evidence vs. complicating an expeditious proceeding.

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Battle of the Expert Witnesses in Labor and Employment Arbitration: Does Expert Testimony Help or Hinder the Process? A Panel Discussion.

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.

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Salary Arbitration in the NHL: Eligibility, Rules, and Process

An examination of the process of salary negotiation in the NHL, followed by a panel discussion comparing that process to Major League Baseball’s.

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Workplace violence: When is a threat a threat?

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.

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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.

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