Benjamin Aaron, Neil Bernstein, Andrea S. Christensen, Archibald Cox, Peter Seitz, Ralph T. Seward, William E. Simkin, Judith Vladeck
March 16, 1982 Proceedings Database
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.
A discussion of some of the reasons functus officio hinders rather than promotes achievement of the objective of management-labor arbitration and the power of the arbitrator to make monetary awards. The author offers some conclusions with respect to the operation of the doctrine of functus officio.