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The author notes the shift from regulation to competition in the trucking, telecommunications, and energy industries (natural gas and electricity), and its effect on labor agreements. The author asserts that…

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Special issues in arbitration: Strike-related discipline

Arbitrator Alexander examines arbitration decisions dealing with misconduct during strikes, and finds lines of demarcation between serious and premeditated misconduct on the one hand, and impulsive emotional interaction on the…

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Panel discussion: Utilities

The effects of the transition of Pacific Gas and Electric from a regulated to a competitive industry, and the participation of its unions – the IBEW and ESC. The historic…

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The author posits that the present forms of union organization and representation are not adequate to meet l of the organizational and representational challenges that lie ahead. He examines the…

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