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The author surveys interest arbitration in the newspaper publishing industry and maintains that a single principle has prevailed: that “Arbitrators will leave the parties where they found them unless the party which seeks a change . . . demonstrates that sufficient changes have occurred which warrant the alteration of the previous bargain.” Proof of such …

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The labor contract or the submission agreement defines the authority of the arbitrator. Arbitrators should visit statutory law in a case only if they possess special competence in that area and the issue is within the scope of the submission agreement, and should otherwise restrict themselves to the contract. To the extent that an arbitrator …

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