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An exploration of the impact of the Gilmer decision on arbitration, and the relationship between the Federal Arbitration Act and the Steelworker Trilogy: “Gilmer has laid the foundation for a stronger rule of preclusion in collective bargaining arbitration cases – a rule that may remove a court’s discretion to deny preclusion where the arbitration meets …

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This study reviews the 1974 Supreme Court decision – Alexander v. Gardner-Denver – and its effect on labor arbitration. The Court found that arbitral decisions in discrimination cases should be “accorded such weight as the court deems appropriate.” The author argues that Gardner-Denver “will not signal the demise” of arbitration, pointing out that 1) the …

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A report of appellate litigation involving the arbitral process. The largest volumes of cases were (1) Section 301 cases files by individual employees claiming breach of contract by the employer or of the DFR by the Union, (2) “duty to arbitrate” cases, and (3) cases seeking enforcement of basic, albeit nascent collective bargaining rights in …

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