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Arbitrator Hoh examines public sector interest arbitration laws, procedures and methodologies in Iowa, which features a final offer procedure on individual issues, and their implications for the Employee Free Choice Act.

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Arbitrator Krinsky examines public sector interest arbitration laws, procedures and methodologies in Wisconsin.

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Arbitration forums revisited: Interest arbitration

An exploration of current problems and opportunities in the arbitration of interest disputes. The authors consider the process, the involvement of administrative agencies, the statutory criteria, the structure of the arbitration panel, ethical and practical issues, the role of mediation, fee arrangements, and other subjects. Two problems of interest disputes given special attention are justiciability …

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A review of the growth of interest arbitration in various state and local jurisdictions, and the types of and legal challenges made to such arbitration. The author examines concerns about whether interest arbitration will have a chilling or narcotic effect on bargaining. No serious adverse effects are found, but improvements are recommended: including legislative listing …

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An examination of the growing acceptance of interest arbitration in the public sector as a means of contract settlement and an alternative, or prerequisite, to strike. The New York experience is discussed.

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Is a “final offer” ever final?

A discussion of public sector final offer arbitration in Michigan.

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A discussion of the public sector final offer arbitration process in Wisconsin.

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