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Significant developments for 1980 – including statutory, judicial, and related activity – in public employment disputes settlement at federal, state, and local levels in the United States and in Canada….

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Federal sector arbitration

Chairman McKee discusses the authority of the Federal Labor Relations Authority to set aside arbitrators’ decisions involving federal statute if found to be contrary to law, rule or regulation, or…

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Arbitrator Jaffe describes how he handles statutory claims: the differences between CBA grievances and disputes arising under federal statutes; the issues that frequently arise under the latter; and bases of…

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The author furnishes a thorough description of the workings of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (for employees in federal service), including the appeal of arbitration awards to the…

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This report covers 1978 statutory, judicial and related developments at the federal, state and local levels, including federal legislation creating the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Office of Personnel Management…

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A brief history of the statutory federal labor relations program is given, followed by discussions of the Civil Service Reform Act, the scope of arbitral remedial authority in the federal…

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FLRA review of arbitration awards

The author examines the disturbingly high percentage of FLRA reversals in cases where federal agencies appeal arbitration awards. Modifications and reversals fall primarily into two categories: those involving the Back…

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Arbitration exceptions represent the highest number of cases reviewed by the FLRA (22% of federal sector decisions; less than 2% of private sector). Many entail the arbitrator’s failure to analyze…

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Collective bargaining and arbitration in the federal sector: an update

Grounds for Federal Labor Relations Authority review of arbitrators’ decisions are that they are contrary to law or regulation or, more commonly, that they contravene seven “private sector” grounds for…

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The NAA agora: What’s right with labor arbitration, and how to keep it that way.

A panel discussion about the roll of the arbitrator, the mentoring and acceptance of new arbitrators, continuing education and training, and best practices.

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