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Reminiscences by Robben W. Fleming, Director of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, President of the University of Michigan, President of the NAA in 1966, founding chairman of the National Institute for Dispute Resolution, and senior advisor to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Reflections on labor arbitration

A discussion of the labor arbitration model and the need for changes of that the model in a changing society.

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Interest arbitration revisited

The author encourages greater use of interest arbitration in the public and private sectors. He notes that binding interest arbitration in the public sector leaves the public with three choices: (1) pay the bill; (2) accept a diminution in services; or (3) find a way to increase productivity of its employees. He also discourages major …

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A review of European Labor Courts, with emphasis on the Swedish system, as an alternative to arbitration. Suggests such courts are not a ready alternative to arbitration in America, but that they provide useful lessons. The author suggests borrowing from those courts’ Judicial Conference (which advises on administration of justice in courts) by establishing an …

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Title: Problems of proof in the arbitration process: General Session

Edited transcript of discussion, identifying areas of agreement and disagreement in the reports and workshops of the four tripartite committee reports and workshops contained in this 1966 volume: presented by the chairmen and co-chairmen of the committees, with audience questions and comments. (See individual reports and workshops at 1966 pages 86 and110 [Chicago], 149 and …

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A colloquium on the arbitration process

A discussion of whether arbitration satisfies the needs of the parties with respect to expediency, expense and justice. Also discussed is whether management and labor share a common interest in the use of arbitration.

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Neutral consultants in collective bargaining

The author perceives a public demand for a change in the way labor relations are conducted, and outlines a new role for neutrals designed to address that demand – that being a servant of the parties, an impartial conscience, and an expert advisor. The author opines that neutrals can bring an objective, long-range, and coordinated …

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Due process and fair procedure in labor arbitration

A discussion of emerging arbitral thinking about notice and appearance, surprise arguments, the right of confrontation and the agreed case.

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The author explores two major lines of criticism of the labor arbitration process: The cost – time-lag – formality problem, and the management rights problem. The author discusses the alternatives to arbitration, such as slow-down, strike, lockout and labor courts.

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