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Arbitration and federal rights under collective agreements: Report of the Committee on Law and Legislation for 1966

Review of recent court decisions affecting collective bargaining agreements. Major subdivisions of report include statute of limitations; actions cognizable under Section 301 of the LMRA; parties to the action, obligations…

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The status and expendability of the labor arbitrator: A panel discussion

The arbitrator member of the panel analyzes criticism of labor arbitration by the parties. He concludes that “most of the criticism comes from disgruntled participants” who object to losing. Mr….

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Review of processes for resolving impasses over new public sector contracts. Discusses major objectives unique to the public sector and means of achieving them.

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A description of Michigan’s system of legislated, issue-by-issue, final-offer, police- and fire-service arbitration, under which arbitrators are to consider, among other things, “the interest and welfare of the public,” the…

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The author rejects the compulsory arbitration of contract terms in the public sector: “Essentially, our union has learned, as the civil rights movement and the labor movement had to learn,…

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New trends in industrial relations

The Secretary of Labor identifies the danger of using arbitration as a substitute for the parties themselves negotiating their own agreements and resolving the differences that arise thereunder, the need…

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The Australian labor relations system is in transformation. A system of compulsory arbitration of rights and interest conflicts by the federal Australian Industrial Relations Commission is being supplanted by greater…

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The authors consider the increasing use of arbitration for non-union employee grievances and the challenges, both ethical and practical, for NAA arbitrators called upon to hear and decide those grievances.

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The Academy and public opinion

This presidential address urges the Academy to become more involved in molding public opinion and therefore public policy regarding the settlement of labor-management disputes. Warns of the danger that uninformed…

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Contract (interest) arbitration has deeper roots in American labor relations than does grievance arbitration and, when utilized, is regarded as a more significant process. The author provides a brief historical…

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