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An examination of the history and current status of NLRB deferral (of unfair labor practice charges) to arbitration of disputes arising under a collective bargaining relationship.

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Arbitration as a venerable and honorable process, and the consistency of its attributes is traced from the 17th century.

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Arbitration and relentless legalization in the workplace

An examination of the ways in which the tendency to legislate infiltrates the arbitration process. In addition to cases considering aspects of the National Labor Relations Act, there is a steady flow of cases dealing with areas of statutory regulation of the workplace: wage and hour, safety and health, pension and welfare benefits, and equal …

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An analysis of the influence of the interaction of courts and the NLRB in enforcing or deferring to arbitrators’ decision making and opinion writing. Awareness of judicial standards and express articulation of legal issues decided in drafting awards is recommended.

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The author maintains that, under Collyer, deferral has been distorted to mean a national policy in favor of arbitrating all disputes involving contract terms, making compulsory a process that was intended to be available to labor and management as a voluntarily method of dispute resolution. Professor Alleyne asserts that the Board’s discretion has been improperly …

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A supplement to the annual report of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Committee on Labor Arbitration and the Law of Collective Agreements. The supplement discusses 1978 cases involving judicial review of arbitration awards, application of the NLRB’s deferral doctrine and status quo injunctions under Boys Markets.

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A report of the Committee on Law and Legislation for 1971, National Academy of Arbitrators, with a focus on Section 301 actions under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) reported in 1970. The Boys’ Market decision had a larger than anticipated impact on the volume of litigation. An anticipated increase in public employment sector litigation …

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Discussion of areas where NLRB and arbitration intersect. Expresses NLRB desire to accommodate and encourage arbitration. Discusses Board policy before and after an award issues and in representation cases. Expresses concern over the viability of Spielberg in light of the theory that arbitrators should confine themselves to the contract ad leave statutory issues to the …

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An examination of the relationship between arbitration and the NLRB. Includes discussion of Board deferral to arbitration in unfair labor practice and representation cases, both where arbitration has been used and where it is available but has not been used; the duty to furnish information relevant to contract administration; and arguably invalid contract clauses. Also …

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Discussion of the historical status of labor arbitration; evolution of the jurisdiction of arbitrators, the NLRB, and courts to interpret labor agreements; Supreme Court decisions and NLRB policies regarding NLRB interpretation of labor agreements; and the impact on finality of an award considering or ignoring statutes. Lengthy discussion of the junction of representation / work …

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