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A description of tripartite airline system boards of adjustment, and changes in their functioning that resulted from Railway Labor Act mandates and collective-bargaining agreements. Case law in which NLRB decisions were reversed on appeal are reviewed. The operation of the United bipartite system, and its modification to involve neutrals at the outset, are described. Usage …

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The art of opinion writing

The attributes of a well-written arbitration decision are described.

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The thesis of this article is that the appropriate judicial disposition of a DFR case – once the determination of breach of the duty of fair representation has been made – is to refer the dispute back to the contractual arbitration procedure for further processing.

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Synopsis: Grievance arbitration is a system in which the parties retain the ultimate authority to select a judge whose authority is limited to the dispute at hand. An arbitrator who exercises that limited authority capably and responsibly will be called upon again. If the authority is abused, the arbitrator will not serve again. In that …

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The parties have a right to expect an arbitrator to answer the question presented, and to resolve that question with a final award when the hearing has concluded. Interim awards, retention of jurisdiction, remanding matters back to the parties, and expansive commentary generally do not serve the purpose for which the parties retained the arbitrator. …

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Problems of proof in the arbitration process: Report of the Chicago Area Tripartite Committee

A discussion of hearing procedures and the rules of evidence. [See also the transcript of the open discussion, 1966 page 110.]

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Problems of proof in the arbitration process: Workshop on Chicago Tripartite Committee Report

Edited transcript of 2-hour workshop on the committee report (discussed at 1966 p. 86) with audience questions and comments

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