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This paper contains a description of the measures that can be invoked for strikes deemed “national emergencies,” and the realities faced in their application. The Act’s statutory procedure, the 2002 Executive Order creating the Board of Inquiry for the ILWU West Coast lockout (of which Board the author was a member), and the Board’s report …

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Comparison of American and Canadian grievance resolution systems. Major differences include less centralized authority in Canada (other than in interprovincial and international business); greater legal restrictions on strikes and lockouts during the contract term; greater responsibility for establishing dispute resolution mechanisms during the contract term; common requirement for final and binding settlement of “disputes arising,” …

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A review of European Labor Courts, with emphasis on the Swedish system, as an alternative to arbitration. Suggests such courts are not a ready alternative to arbitration in America, but that they provide useful lessons. The author suggests borrowing from those courts’ Judicial Conference (which advises on administration of justice in courts) by establishing an …

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Review of processes for resolving impasses over new public sector contracts. Discusses major objectives unique to the public sector and means of achieving them.

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