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Interest arbitration revisited

The author encourages greater use of interest arbitration in the public and private sectors. He notes that binding interest arbitration in the public sector leaves the public with three choices: (1) pay the bill; (2) accept a diminution in services; or (3) find a way to increase productivity of its employees. He also discourages major …

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Arbitration and contract disputes

The author recommends the voluntary arbitration of disputes over new contract terms, but only after collective bargaining and mediation have failed, as a preferable alternative to strikes or government imposed compulsory arbitration. Objections such as the risk of an extreme award are addressed. Alternative methodologies are described for the avoidance of unreasonable awards.

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