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Discussion of grievance arbitration, distinguishing federal sector from state and local government experience. Includes discussion of advisory arbitration, types of issues submitted, available forums; differences in extent of unionization within…

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Professor Zack recounts how the Code came into existence and was amended, and stresses the importance of adherence to the Code by arbitrators; its enforcement by the NAA, designating agencies…

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Discussion of the exponential growth of public employee unionism in the past decade and disputes peculiar to the federal sector and to state and municipal units. Includes discussion of representation…

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Binding grievance arbitration is not structured to resolve civil and individual rights disputes that occur within the workplace, to alleviate logjams of grievances or to involve public employers uncertain of…

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A report by the Academy’s Committee on Public Employment Disputes Settlement. By 1974, thirty-six states had enacted collective bargaining statues covering all or some categories of public employees. The report…

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Brief comment on practices and pitfalls in use of court reporters, followed by a discussion of unrelated topics: postponements and cancellations; fee collection; extensions of time limits; misunderstandings; pre-hearing procedures;…

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Certification and training of labor arbitrators: Should arbitrators be certified? Dead horse rides again

The author concludes that certification for labor arbitrators would not be in the public interest, and that the “need has not been established.” Instead, the value of training programs, internships,…

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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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George Cohen is Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. He discusses the usefulness of mediation for the difficulties of first-contract negotiations, and the advantage gained by cultivating relationships…

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The evolving role of the FMCS as an “arbitration broker,” doing for the parties that which they cannot do well for themselves….

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