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A description of formalized procedures for interest arbitration that have been adopted in the airline industry, the purposes served by the procedures, and the role of the interest arbitrator. The impact of presidential advisory boards (PABs) and of the Airline Labor Dispute Resolution Act are also discussed.

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An examination of subcontracting provisions in collective bargaining agreements in the railroad industry.

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The author provides an overview of railroad industry arbitration, acknowledging some of the historic problems but listing the many important contributions to the field of arbitration generally, such as the concept of just cause, the relationship between language and practice, local practice versus system-wide practice, the fluidity of the recognition clause, and issues of credibility.

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