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Globalization and its effect on collective bargaining and labor arbitration

A discussion about the effects of globalization on labor organizations and the workforce. Arnold Zack presents a paper addressing the role of labor relations in the developing world, the role of International Labor Organization (ILO) labor standards in the competing countries, and how globalization impacts the U.S. labor relations system and what can be done. …

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The AFL-CIO representative opines that the law of arbitration must keep pace with the transformation of the workplace and evolving needs of workers, and that the arbitration process must be made more accessible. He concludes that the United States labor movement must reorganize. The management attorney asserts that the hierarchical managerial structure is doomed, that …

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Employment law in Canada (both judicial and arbitral) imposes standards of loyalty that are stricter than those in the United States. This article describes those duties of good faith and fidelity.

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The author charges that Canadian public sector unions have rarely considered the public interest at their demands at the negotiating table and that, during the 1970s, an almost unlimited right to strike resulted in high labor costs and built-in inefficiencies. This was superceded by legislation prohibiting strikes or lockouts during the term of a CBA, …

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Observations on the Canadian experience and its focus on respecting the parties expectations and interest in stability and predictability, viewed as distinctive from the United States experience. Clarity and simplicity in writing is encouraged and use of new legal doctrines is discouraged.

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