NAARB - Serving the U.S. and Canada Since 1947

Home » Archive

The role of the arbitrator in ensuring a fair hearing

A discussion among arbitrators and advocates of what behavior impacts the fairness of a hearing.

Read more

Two principal types of fact-finding – without recommendations and with recommendations – are considered. The author finds little value in the former, except when utilized to invite impartial technicians to assist the parties on such issues as insurance and pensions in advance of negotiations. Fact-finding with recommendations simulates the arbitration process, but decisions are neither …

Read more

Danger signs in labor arbitration

A discussion of the danger signs that accompany the continued growth of grievance arbitration. The author discusses the increasing tendency of the parties to limit the scope of arbitration, complaints about cost, delay and formality, and a tendency for arbitrators to look at their work as a business rather than as a profession or a …

Read more

The development of qualified new arbitrators

A discussion of the problems involved in developing new arbitrators. Issues of training, certification, potential blacklisting, apprenticeship, the role of the appointing agencies and of the National Academy are considered.

Read more

The role of the law in arbitration: A panel discussion

A panel discussion of arbitration after the Lincoln Mills decision. Mr. Ross sees a need “to restore and protect some of the traditional values of arbitration” by viewing arbitration “not as a mechanical routine, but as a creative instrument in the development of better industrial relations under a system of economic freedom.”

Read more