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Arbitrator Benn describes cases in which arbitration awards he issued in Illinois were vacated by the Courts. The reversals came because he strictly adhered to the parties’ negotiated language and…

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The author states that, in substance, a public sector interest arbitrator exercises delegated legislative authority and, as such, is an agent of the legislature in establishing wages and conditions of…

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In grievances of the right to subcontract where the CBA is silent on the matter, Attorney Clark presents reasons why arbitrators should apply a standard in public sector cases different…

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Attorney Clark observes the growth of unionization in the public sector and contraction in the private sector, and the reasons for each. He concludes that the landscape has changed in…

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The changing competitive environment and arbitration

An examination of the changes in labor arbitration resulting from competition and technology. Management and Union perspectives are furnished, both advocating mediation. The management representative advocates that NAA members engage…

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The author discusses current issues in interest arbitration, including the allocation of increasing health insurance costs, comparability criteria, retiree benefits, he use of med-arb, and the interest arbitration criteria that…

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