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The 1974 National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement was characterized as revolutionary in bringing harmony to a previously divisive industry; it included a new, expedited grievance procedure, established arbitrator panels in…

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The United Mine Workers adopted a bargaining system that allows rank-and-file members to tell its negotiators the most serious problems confronting them. The Union encourages its members to resolve minor…

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Discussion of the forces that have shaped labor-management relations and of current trends. Includes anecdotes from the silk and transit industries in the 1930’s, dispute resolution under the War Labor…

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A description of one company’s experience with a six-month trial period of grievance mediation. Mediation is viewed as providing a cheaper and quicker alternative to arbitration, that offers generally better…

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