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In 1974, Iowa enacted a variation on final-offer-by-issue arbitration: the fact-finder’s recommendation on each issue is a third alternative for selection by the arbitrator. The legislation cover all non-federal public…

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Examination of the necessity of a code of professional responsibility for labor arbitrators that would address competency, impartiality, expedition, and expense. Since many arbitrators are not members of the Academy…

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An examination of collective bargaining in the longshore industry that includes a discussion of the results of the Department of Labor’s Longshore Project, with particular detail as to the New…

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The author rejects the compulsory arbitration of contract terms in the public sector: “Essentially, our union has learned, as the civil rights movement and the labor movement had to learn,…

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The author discusses fact finding in the State of Michigan and contends that some Michigan fact finders lack experience; that some do not weigh all relevant factors; that some substitute…

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An outline of fact-finding procedures for federal public service employees in Canada. The broad sentiment is that fact-finding tribunals should be eliminated in favor of mediation, a sentiment the author…

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Two principal aspects of the decision-making process in a given case involve: (1) fact-finding – an evaluation of the factual record of the case; and (2) rule determination – establishing…

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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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Two principal types of fact-finding – without recommendations and with recommendations – are considered. The author finds little value in the former, except when utilized to invite impartial technicians to…

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Review of processes for resolving impasses over new public sector contracts. Discusses major objectives unique to the public sector and means of achieving them.

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