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A discussion of the limits on an arbitrator’s authority to fix damages, and of the methods of computing damages including compensatory, punitive and liquidated damages.

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Arbitrator Wolff asserts that management retains its normal and customary rights except as ceded in negotiations but, implicitly, subject to the obligation of good faith and fair-dealing.

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Report of a study of 207 arbitration awards published in Labor Arbitration Reports from 1950-1955 in which discharged employees were reinstated. Management and labor officials involved in the cases were surveyed. Statistical appendices are provided. Arbitrator Wolff suggests that employees who do not wish reinstatement may, instead, grieve for damages.

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