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The author identifies ten precepts that although are now uniformly accepted in private grievance arbitration, were once vigorously disputed. Among them is the notion that an employee should obey now…

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Title: The quality of adversary presentation in arbitration: A critical view

A discussion of the quality of advocacy in labor arbitration and the responsibility of advocates to ensure they do not damage continuing labor-management relations. Panelists discuss the importance of a…

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Seward suggests that the true measure of the progress of arbitration is not solely in the body of opinions but in the development of the institution itself, as an orderly…

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A discussion of the problems inherent in reconciling the static language of the collective bargaining agreement with the pressures for industrial change and development. The author discusses the problems associated…

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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 development of qualified new arbitrators

A discussion of the problems involved in developing new arbitrators. Issues of training, certification, potential blacklisting, apprenticeship, the role of the appointing agencies and of the National Academy are considered.

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The next decade

The author reviews the accomplishments of the Academy over its first ten years and urges the organization to make further contributions to the parties and the process. The accomplishments include…

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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…

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For David P. Miller

Members pay tribute to David P. Miller, who died at the age of 55 on March 22, 1975, while serving as President of the Academy.

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