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Arbitration and contract disputes

The author recommends the voluntary arbitration of disputes over new contract terms, but only after collective bargaining and mediation have failed, as a preferable alternative to strikes or government imposed compulsory arbitration. Objections such as the risk of an extreme award are addressed. Alternative methodologies are described for the avoidance of unreasonable awards.

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Workshop: Classification problems

A discussion of job classification problems, especially involving potential demotion and fractional work assignments.

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