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A resolution offered to the Board of Governors to create a Standing Committee, to be called the Committee on the Development of Arbitrators, the functions of which include (1) cooperation with appointing agencies, (2) monitoring training programs for prospective arbitrators, and (3) developing a continuing Academy program for entry into the “arbitration profession”. (The Board …

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An evaluation of various programs established to develop new arbitrators and enhance their acceptability, focusing on the Western New York program, the UCLA program, the AAA expedited arbitration program, the Machinists program, the Steel Industry-Steelworkers program and the Textile Workers Union program.

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A discussion of the work of the Academy’s Committee on the Development of New Arbitrators, with reports on the various arbitration training program for new arbitrators across the country.

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The author discusses the availability and utilization of arbitrators in the country and how busy arbitrators are region by region. He concludes that, except for Michigan and New York City, “no critical shortage exists.”

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The Report of the Committee on the Development of New Arbitrator for 1971-1972 focuses on programs developed at several venues to provide training, experience and exposure for new arbitrators. Additionally, the increased utilization of expedited grievance procedures provides opportunities for arbitrators with lighter caseloads.

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Although changing life styles have given rise to new disciplinary issues, those issues are generally adequately resolved by application of already established arbitration standards and principles. Novel questions that arise include whether employers may be obligated to lend assistance to employees’ rehabilitation efforts and to what extent arbitrators should indulge an employer’s liberal construction of …

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The report contains recommendations for the education and training of new arbitrators, as well as a description of an apprentice program to develop qualified, experienced and acceptable arbitrators.

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