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A historical perspective of labor law during the 50-years of the Academy’s existence, including the Taft-Hartley Act; the publication of arbitrators’ awards; The Proceedings of the Academy; the development of…

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The article examines 78 arbitration decisions that weigh the employer’s right to discipline for absenteeism against the employee’s family care-giving responsibilities. It places such absences in demographic context; examines when…

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Arbitrator Knowlton posits that fairness requires the evolution of the concept of just cause to take into account the contemporary circumstances of workers, who increasingly lack a familial safety net.

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In response to an opposing paper, the author suggests that the parties say more by the arbitrators they designate than by their doctrinal protestations. The author asserts that arbitration must…

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Discussion of considerations in deciding whether to settle a grievance. Suggests 5 major criteria: (1) Are we right? (2) Is the issue sufficiently important? (3) Can the case be won?…

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