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Procedural rulings during the hearing

Excerpts from workshops on procedural rulings. The subjects include 1) third-party participation; 2) “due process” protections; 3) subpoenas; 4) absence of grievant or key witness; 5) witnesses from the opposing side; 6) medical affidavits; 7) closing arguments, briefs, remedies; 8) token presentations, agreed awards, and disqualification of the arbitrator.

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Due process of arbitration

The author is not referring to legal due process but, rather, “due process” as the exercise of authority with a “due” regard to the balancing of the two kinds of interests, individual and group interests. The center of responsibility in developing the procedural ground rules for labor arbitration has been more in the arbitrators than …

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