An examination of the ethics of arbitrators advertising their services, including employment arbitration and mediation; of furnishing training to solely one party; and of serving as an expert witness. Amendment of the Code of Professional Responsibility in 1996, to permit the providing of accurate and objective information about an arbitrator, is also discussed.
Title: The role of the neutral in public employment disputes: Arbitration of representation and bargaining unit questions in public employment disputes
Discussion of the exponential growth of public employee unionism in the past decade and disputes peculiar to the federal sector and to state and municipal units. Includes discussion of representation issues, the variety of state public employee bargaining legislation, and other avenues for collective action by public employees.
The role of the neutral in public employment disputes: Role of the neutral in grievance arbitration in public employment
Discussion of grievance arbitration, distinguishing federal sector from state and local government experience. Includes discussion of advisory arbitration, types of issues submitted, available forums; differences in extent of unionization within public employment; limits on adopting private-sector practices in the public sector; and possible directions of development.