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The author examines the arbitrator’s role in the resolution of contract ambiguities and in interest arbitration. Impediments to ascertaining the truth arise from poor representation, inadequate pre-hearing disclosure, and delay. The formality of the proceedings, invocation of rules of evidence, notions of burden of proof, the order in which the parties present their cases, the …

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Smith discusses idiosyncrasies of interest arbitration in the public sector. Economic issues (wages and fringe benefits) present layered problems of wage comparisons, ability to pay, priorities, and uniform wage policy. Resolution of non-economic issues may be complicated by a wide variety of legislation such as teacher tenure legislation, civil service laws, or home rule charters.

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Foreign Experience in Public Employee Disputes

Noting the growth of collective bargaining in the public employment sector in the United States, four Academy members report on the public employee dispute settlement processes in Sweden, Belgium, France, West Germany, Australia, Great Britain, and Canada, identifying the distinctive characteristics of each system.

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The presidential address

After introductory remarks on economic progress in Puerto Rico, the contribution of arbitration to industrial democracy, and the history of arbitration in the US and world-wide: a discussion of criticisms of arbitration and possible responses.

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The presidential address

After introductory remarks on economic progress in Puerto Rico, the contribution of arbitration to industrial democracy, and the history of arbitration in the US and world-wide: a discussion of criticisms of arbitration and possible responses.

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Report of Committee on Law and Legislation – 1959

The various legislation committees of the Academy had been concerned for, eight years, with the question of legislation affecting labor dispute arbitration. A chronological record of the Academy’s efforts is presented.

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Report of Special Committee on Statutory Regulation of Labor Dispute Arbitration

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Report of the Committee on Law and Legislation – 1957

Report of the committee on law and legislation

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The proposed uniform arbitration act: a panel discussion

A panel discussion of a proposed uniform arbitration act (the provisions of which were amended after the Academy rejected an earlier draft). Dean Pirsig supports the then-current Act, which had the objective of promoting arbitration as a means of settling disputes. Versions of existing uniform arbitration acts and provisions of the proposed act are reviewed. …

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A draft of the proposed Uniform Arbitration Act is set forth, as are the Academy’s analysis of the provisions of the act, and the Academy’s statement of position with regard to its enactment.

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