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The author identifies ten precepts that although are now uniformly accepted in private grievance arbitration, were once vigorously disputed. Among them is the notion that an employee should obey now and grieve later, that new evidence and new contentions should not be introduced at arbitration. However, now that private grievance arbitration is an established, even …

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The author offers several observations about disciplinary actions. He recommends (1) that factual uncertainty and doubt be considered a mitigating factor; (2) he observes that “corrective discipline,”” requires a balance, by management, between firmness and patience; and, (3) he draws a distinction between “”negative leadership”” and “”affirmative leadership”” when considering disciplinary action taken against Union …

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