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Settlement criteria in public sector interest arbitration must be realistic but also acceptable to the parties. That balance may be difficult to achieve in the public sector, where salaries have…

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Professor Gershenfeld’s observations about interest arbitration. He examines the criteria for making monetary decisions, scope problems in the non-monetary areas, the “coercive comparison,” and the role of “public interest” factors…

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Interest arbitration in Canada is sufficiently similar to that in the U.S. so as not to warrant lengthy description. The author instead describes and comments on mediation combined with arbitration,…

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Smith discusses idiosyncrasies of interest arbitration in the public sector. Economic issues (wages and fringe benefits) present layered problems of wage comparisons, ability to pay, priorities, and uniform wage policy….

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The author briefly three separate interest-arbitration laws in Wisconsin and discusses problems, either encounteredor anticipated, under the most recent interest-arbitration law, which became effective January 1, 1978.

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Unique problems and opportunities of permanent umpireships: A panel discussion

The advantages and disadvantages – for the arbitrators and for the parties – of permanent umpire relationships. The historical genesis of such relationships is discussed; umpireships and ad hoc arbitrations…

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The pitfalls of med-arb are described; ways to avoid them recommended; and the process described. The med-arb contract is discussed and sample provisions offered…

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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…

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The author, Chair of the Ontario Labour Relations Board, relates that, in Ontario, a med-arb approach to grievances has proven effective, and that counsels have adapted to its use.

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Attorney Hayes describes the advantages and disadvantages of grievance mediation, and the success of med-arb, from his perspective as an attorney practicing in Ontario, Canada.

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