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A panel discussion about developments in the Postal Service and its Unions, and what the parties expect of arbitrators.

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Arbitration and labor relations in the Postal Service:What does the future hold?

A panel discussion by US Postal Service management and officers of the labor unions representing its workforce. Topics include the expectations they have of arbitrators, case backlogs and initiatives to reduce them, and interest arbitration.

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A discussion of the adoption of expedited arbitration as a permanent feature under the agreement between the Postal Service and the APWU. Expedited arbitration is viewed as an effective tool in addressing 1) the backlog of cases in light of the sheer size of the number of employees in the system and 2) the obligations …

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A review of the development of collective bargaining and arbitration under the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, between the Post Office Department and its major unions, and the efforts to develop expedited and other procedures to handle an increasing backlog of cases. Problems with the lack of sufficient numbers of experienced arbitrators, the scheduling and …

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