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The results of a questionnaire sent to Academy members concerning the present and future role of the Academy. One hundred fifteen out of 400 members responded to 14 questions, most of which required other than multiple-choice responses. The author concludes from the survey that the “original goals” of the Academy “generally have been achieved”, noting …

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Procedures under the Railway Labor Act: A panel discussion

A discussion of the emergency board procedures under the Railway Labor Act including the positive and negative aspects of the Act and procedures, crises in the collective bargaining machinery, and the possibility of restructuring cumbersome procedures. The panel also discusses the selection of board personnel and the importance of the board to its success, specialized …

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Procedural problems in the conduct of arbitration hearings: A discussion

A discussion of the following procedural disputes: Ruling on arbitrability before hearing the merits – ex parte hearings – calling the opposing party’s witnesses first – admissibility of settlement offers – new evidence not discussed during previous steps of the grievance procedure – whether cross-examination is limited to the scope of direct-examination – cutting off …

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The author’s view is that the “central problem in the determination of most wage disputes under wage incentive payment plans is the dispute over the production standard.” He discusses the arbitrability of production standards and agrees that labor prefers non-engineers as arbitrators in rate-setting disputes. Mr. Haughton is an advisor to arbitrators who handle these …

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