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Arb. Nicolau contends that the arbitration process can be simplified to achieve cost-savings, time-savings and dispute resolution. The best way to simplify arbitration is to avoid it. Arb. Nicolau suggests…

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The author describes factors for the “clogging” of the arbitration process and that threaten the “final and binding quality” of decisions. These factors include “passing the buck” to the arbitrator;…

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A review of the development of collective bargaining and arbitration under the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, between the Post Office Department and its major unions, and the efforts to…

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Mr. Dassios, General Counsel for the Power Workers’ Union, describes how the Ontario electricity industry’s expedited arbitration process substantially reduced a backlog of about 3000 grievances for a bargaining unit…

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Updating arbitration

Author Fisher maintains that the arbitration process is too confrontational, and that centralized control and authority must give way to more local control. He describes the United Steel Workers Union…

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A discussion of the adoption of expedited arbitration as a permanent feature under the agreement between the Postal Service and the APWU. Expedited arbitration is viewed as an effective tool…

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A summary and analysis of responses to a questionnaire to Academy members on the use of expedited procedures, concluding that it can reduce costs without adversely affecting the quality of…

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The 1974 National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement was characterized as revolutionary in bringing harmony to a previously divisive industry; it included a new, expedited grievance procedure, established arbitrator panels in…

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Presidential reflections

The author died while in office as NAA President. This chapter is drawn from two commentaries published in The Chronicle. The first is a somewhat skeptical view of something new…

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A description of the Office of Arbitration within the Canadian Railway Board of Adjustment. The experience of the Office of Arbitration as an alternative to expedited arbitration. The process is…

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