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The author presents management’s view of how arbitration and arbitrators are seen to have strayed from what the parties have mutually invited them to do. The author discredits the notions…

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The author identifies ten precepts that although are now uniformly accepted in private grievance arbitration, were once vigorously disputed. Among them is the notion that an employee should obey now…

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The author explores two major lines of criticism of the labor arbitration process: The cost – time-lag – formality problem, and the management rights problem. The author discusses the alternatives…

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Discussion of pre-hearing steps: (1) know the contract; (2) get the facts; (3) develop a theory. Discusses both grievance arbitration and arbitration of wages and other contract terms (a/k/a interest…

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An examination of the factors that influenced the growth of arbitration in the United States, trends in arbitration, and permanent arbitration systems. The author concludes that the American system of…

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Procedure and Creativity

A discussion of the creative adaptation of collective bargaining to scientific and technological change. Professor Cox emphasizes the need to scrutinize (industry by industry) different procedures for different kinds of…

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