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The author recommends that arbitrators take a proactive role in developing more efficient methods of dispute resolution, and that they take a circumspect view of the circumstances under which bargaining unit work can be permissibly subcontracted out.

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TWA President Compton presents a short history of his career and of the company, including its 1988 buy-back of the company from Carl Icahn, in which employees acquired a 45% stake (subsequently reduced, in bankruptcy, to 30%) and representation on the Board of Directors. President Compton attributes the turn-around of TWA, in part, to that …

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The changing competitive environment and arbitration

An examination of the changes in labor arbitration resulting from competition and technology. Management and Union perspectives are furnished, both advocating mediation. The management representative advocates that NAA members engage in employment arbitration; the union representative views arbitration in a non-union setting as a “sham.”

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Attorney Hautzinger sees a new era in employee involvement in operational decisions that runs counter to the National Labor Relations Act. He sees no “social contract” because he sees no consequence for the breach of such a contract. Attorney Hautzinger predicts a continuing decline in Unions and increase in arbitration of employment disputes.

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