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Automation and job evaluation techniques

An analysis of the problems of an arbitrator who is called upon to use job evaluation techniques in a situation affected by automation. The analysis points out that the difficulties arise because the factors weighing heavily in determining the value of a job are of lesser significance in automated jobs; whereas other factors are of …

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Employee job rights versus employer job control: The arbitrator’s choice

An analysis of the notion that an employee’s right to his job is a property right. An analogy is drawn between the CBA and the Constitution, the arbitrator and the Supreme Court. Several theories of construction, including the balancing of management rights with seniority rights, are identified and explored.

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