A panel discussion of arbitration in the professional sports of baseball (disputes arising from a contraction in the number of league teams); basketball (salary disputes); and football (work stoppage issues).
A description of the salary arbitration process for the Major League Baseball Players Association and baseball team owners, and recommendations for reforms that could bring greater fairness to the process…
A review of the development of individual salary final-offer arbitration procedures and criteria, used in baseball since 1973, and the distinctions between baseball arbitration and other, more traditional industrial models.
A discussion of the impact of grievance arbitration on major league baseball; especially upon the relationship between the players and the owners. Three individual, high-profile cases are described as examples.