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The Union advocate discourages the admissibility of evidence that is not reliable, relevant and material, and recommends that arbitrators advise the parties why evidence is being admitted or not. The author distinguishes between the introduction of such evidence in discipline cases and contract cases, The management advocate, as well, urges that arbitrators not admit hearsay …

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NAA President Tom Roberts recounts anecdotes of several inspiring, impressive and otherwise memorable advocates he has known in his career. The lesson Roberts has learned and imparts in his address is that every man and woman who works for a living is entitled to respect and dignity no matter how humble their origins or how …

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Evidence: Taking it for what it’s worth.

Two NAA members joust over the conflict between confining admissible evidence to the relevant and material, and becoming unduly legalistic.

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A review of the development of individual salary final-offer arbitration procedures and criteria, used in baseball since 1973, and the distinctions between baseball arbitration and other, more traditional industrial models.

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Sardonically presented but engaging repartee between two highly regarded Academy Members. Their discussion evolves around the trend away from traditional arbitration toward a more complicated, formalized and litigious process.

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The author examines job performance testing and maintains that testing can serve as an aid for the filling of a particular vacancy if: (1) the test is reasonably indicative of an ability to meet the job’s requirements; (2) the test is administered in a fair and uniform manner; and (3) the results of the testing …

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