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Arbitration in the public sector: The new systems and the established systems: What each might learn from the other.

Public sector arbitration of grievance and interest disputes is examined in several sectors: the Puerto Rican system; the union perspective stateside; the employer perspective in the State of Florida; the New York experience; and the federal sector (after 9/11).

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Arbitration of public-sector interest disputes: economics, politics, and equity

The economics of public employee compensation are discussed. The author urges arbitrators to familiarize themselves with labor statistics data, job qualifications, and the costs of wages and benefits. He concludes that the public sector will have to operate under the same constraints that the private sector has, and that arbitrators have the capacity to effectively …

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An annual report of the Academy’s Committee on Law and Legislation, including a review of 500 Federal appellate level cases relating to the labor-management arbitral process and enforcement of contractual rights under Section 301 of the Labor-Management Relations Act. Included are sections on Supreme Court decisions; enforcement of the right to arbitrate; conduct of arbitration …

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