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The role of the arbitrator in ensuring a fair hearing

A discussion among arbitrators and advocates of what behavior impacts the fairness of a hearing.

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The art of opinion writing

The attributes of a well-written arbitration decision are described.

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Luncheon address lightheartedly and poetically addressing arbitrator selection, hearing arrangements, case preparation and presentation, and decision-writing.

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The automated arbitrators

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.

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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.

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A wry lament on the subject of the many difficulties of our lonely craft.

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