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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…

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Ruminations about ideology, law, and labor arbitration

Examination of (1) whether arbitration is especially vulnerable to pressure incompatible with fair and even-handed dispute resolution; (2) the appropriate role of courts in reviewing arbitration decisions; and (3) the…

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Neutral consultants in collective bargaining

The author perceives a public demand for a change in the way labor relations are conducted, and outlines a new role for neutrals designed to address that demand – that…

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A discussion of some of the elements that place strains on collective bargaining and the developments necessary to the preservation of free collective bargaining. The author discusses new, creative and…

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A description of Michigan’s system of legislated, issue-by-issue, final-offer, police- and fire-service arbitration, under which arbitrators are to consider, among other things, “the interest and welfare of the public,” the…

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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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A prediction that the future will bring a move from the bilateral structure of labor relations to a trilateral structure: one that recognizes the importance of the interest of the…

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Arbitration is a verb

In his third address to the Academy, Wirtz summarizes the problems of the railroad industry, illustrating why private institutions must take public interests into account. The advent of new conflict…

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