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The author describes himself as an enthusiastic proponent of tripartite grievance arbitration. From his perspective, when tripartite grievance arbitration has failed to work properly, the fault has generally lain with the arbitrator and not with the parties. For example, there are a significant number of arbitrators who prepare a written decision – for all intents …

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Attorney Gromfine describes his experience with the use of tripartite arbitration panels by the Amalgamated Transit Union, which he represents. He describes that tripartite panels have been the preferred system for arbitrating disputes; primarily because they yield a more informed decision. This is especially the case in interest arbitrations where, in executive session, the partisans …

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