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A description of the forms that privatization and contracting out have taken in Canada; why neither is not in the best interests of the general public as citizens and taxpayers;…

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Revisiting an old battle ground: The subcontracting dispute

A discussion of arbitration decisions concerning limitations on subcontracting. Topics discussed include arbitrability decisions by courts, the duty to bargain over subcontracting, NLRB deferral in subcontracting cases, and the development…

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The author describes the adverse impact that subcontracting and outsourcing have on the lives of American workers, and the hidden or underestimated risks and costs they can entail for the…

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Should the scope of arbitration be restricted?

A panel discussion of the papers presented by Francis A. O’Connell and Ben Fischer including the views of the discussants as to whether arbitrators should limit themselves to the language…

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The author charges that Canadian public sector unions have rarely considered the public interest at their demands at the negotiating table and that, during the 1970s, an almost unlimited right…

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A discussion, by union and management counsels, in which they agree that ‘efficiency’ and ‘productivity’ are best not made terms of the CBA, over which the arbitrator will be called…

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A discussion of the measures taken by the steel industry in general, and US Steel and the USWA in particular, to increase efficiency while minimizing layoffs. The author advocates the…

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NAA president Dybeck reviews his experience as arbitrator in the steel industry, giving credit to the many contributions of the “founding fathers” of the Academy to the decision-making process….

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An examination of subcontracting provisions in collective bargaining agreements in the railroad industry.

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Competitive bidding and municipal services

The City of Indianapolis has sought competitive bids for many non-safety municipal services. AFSCME has participated in the bidding process, winning most bids and collaborating with the City to improve…

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