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Attorney Kramer proposes that the Pyett-style arbitration clause is unlikely to become commonplace. He examines the Court’s reliance on LMRA Section 301 that preceded the Trilogy and later decisions that remain influential, including decision that endorse the enforcement of statutes through arbitration. He asserts that arbitrators possess the competence to interpret statutory claims.

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The author asserts that commercial arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act, and labor arbitration under the Labor Management Relations Act are “in a state of substantial symmetry.” Federal preemption under each, the common threshold issues of consent and substantive arbitrability, and the bases of judicial vacatur of each are discussed. The author proffers that a …

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The author distinguishes between the need for arbitrators to be proactive in statutory disputes, as opposed to an otherwise ordinary CBA dispute in which a statutory issue is presented. The former category includes MEPPAA and LMRA Section 302(c)(5) cases, in which the role of the arbitrator is comparable to that of a trial judge.

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Arbitrator Jaffe describes how he handles statutory claims: the differences between CBA grievances and disputes arising under federal statutes; the issues that frequently arise under the latter; and bases of appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or for filing exceptions with the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Types of statutory claims often …

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President Anderson provides a brief historical survey of labor arbitration in the United States, both grievance and interest, and cautions arbitrators to discharge so as not to overlook or ignore the material facts, or the contract, or the applicable law, and to perform their work carefully, correctly and ethically.

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An analysis of Supreme Court cases influencing the development of collective bargain and arbitration, and of the shift of the NLRB’s deferral standards, and reasons other than those raised by Paul Weiler [see 1985, page 37] for the decline in the unionized workforce. (Includes table of automotive/UAW wage increases 93-94.)

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An analysis of the Supreme Court’s W. R. Grace & Co. decision and its implications for 1) the place of “public policy” in the enforcement of arbitration awards, 2) the “finality” of awards and 3) the resolution of jurisdictional issues by both arbitrators and courts.

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An annual report of the Academy’s Committee on Law and Legislation, including a review of 500 Federal appellate level cases relating to the labor-management arbitral process and enforcement of contractual rights under Section 301 of the Labor-Management Relations Act. Included are sections on Supreme Court decisions; enforcement of the right to arbitrate; conduct of arbitration …

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A report of the Committee on Law and Legislation for 1970, National Academy of Arbitrators with a focus on Section 301 actions under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) reported in 1970. Significant among the cases discussed is the Boys’ Market decision. The Committee also notes and briefly discusses the emergent phenomenon of compulsory arbitration …

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An examination of the relationship between arbitration and the NLRB. Includes discussion of Board deferral to arbitration in unfair labor practice and representation cases, both where arbitration has been used and where it is available but has not been used; the duty to furnish information relevant to contract administration; and arguably invalid contract clauses. Also …

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