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Discussion of areas where NLRB and arbitration intersect. Expresses NLRB desire to accommodate and encourage arbitration. Discusses Board policy before and after an award issues and in representation cases. Expresses concern over the viability of Spielberg in light of the theory that arbitrators should confine themselves to the contract ad leave statutory issues to the …

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Discussion of the historical status of labor arbitration; evolution of the jurisdiction of arbitrators, the NLRB, and courts to interpret labor agreements; Supreme Court decisions and NLRB policies regarding NLRB interpretation of labor agreements; and the impact on finality of an award considering or ignoring statutes. Lengthy discussion of the junction of representation / work …

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