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The author states that, in substance, a public sector interest arbitrator exercises delegated legislative authority and, as such, is an agent of the legislature in establishing wages and conditions of…

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To control government spending, some states have placed a “cap” on aggregate expenditures. The author examines how such caps affect public sector interest arbitration. For example, in Policemen’s Assn. v….

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The report of an industrial inquiry commission of the compensation of hospital employees in Ontario (the “Johnson Commission”) concluded that neither government guidelines nor ability-to-pay should be used by arbitrators…

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Settlement criteria in public sector interest arbitration must be realistic but also acceptable to the parties. That balance may be difficult to achieve in the public sector, where salaries have…

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Professor Gershenfeld’s observations about interest arbitration. He examines the criteria for making monetary decisions, scope problems in the non-monetary areas, the “coercive comparison,” and the role of “public interest” factors…

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The article describes how arbitrator actually resolve ability-to-pay issues; it is not a prescription of how they should. It notes that some arbitrators accept the allocations of funds in governmental…

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Smith discusses idiosyncrasies of interest arbitration in the public sector. Economic issues (wages and fringe benefits) present layered problems of wage comparisons, ability to pay, priorities, and uniform wage policy….

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