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Problems of proof in the arbitration process: Report of the Pittsburgh Tripartite Committee

A discussion of hearing procedures and rules of evidence. [See also the transcript of the open discussion, 1966 page 263.]

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Arbitrator Winograd examines the derivation and purposes served by the broad admissibility of evidentiary submissions in labor arbitrations, and subsequent assessment of reliability and weight made by the arbitrator. He…

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A survey of advocates discloses variations in preferences in arbitral styles, from tightly controlled hearings to an unstructured proceeding. All reject the overly active or overly passive arbitrator. All seek…

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The Union advocate discourages the admissibility of evidence that is not reliable, relevant and material, and recommends that arbitrators advise the parties why evidence is being admitted or not. The…

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Evidence: Taking it for what it’s worth.

Two NAA members joust over the conflict between confining admissible evidence to the relevant and material, and becoming unduly legalistic.

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