The Interest Arbitration Voluntary Settlement Success Story in the Iowa Public Sector & Its Applicability to the Employee Free Choice Act
The author discusses current issues in interest arbitration, including the allocation of increasing health insurance costs, comparability criteria, retiree benefits, he use of med-arb, and the interest arbitration criteria that may pertain under the Employee Free Choice Act, should it become law.
Arbitration in the public sector: The new systems and the established systems: What each might learn from the other.
Public sector arbitration of grievance and interest disputes is examined in several sectors: the Puerto Rican system; the union perspective stateside; the employer perspective in the State of Florida; the New York experience; and the federal sector (after 9/11).
A description of formalized procedures for interest arbitration that have been adopted in the airline industry, the purposes served by the procedures, and the role of the interest arbitrator. The impact of presidential advisory boards (PABs) and of the Airline Labor Dispute Resolution Act are also discussed.
Clark Kerr discusses his career, including his service on the War Labor Board during World War II, creation of the Industrial Relations Institute of the University of California, service as an interest arbitrator for the Postal Service, with the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and President Kennedy’s Wage Stabilization Commission.