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Professor Feller reviews three of his earlier papers. The first, “A General Theory of the Collective Bargaining Agreement,” advanced a theory of labor arbitration which, he acknowledges, the courts have followed. The second was “The Impact of External Law upon Labor Arbitration. By “external law” Professor Feller meant public law and not the law of …

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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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