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Arbitrator Benn describes cases in which arbitration awards he issued in Illinois were vacated by the Courts. The reversals came because he strictly adhered to the parties’ negotiated language and…

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The author states that, in substance, a public sector interest arbitrator exercises delegated legislative authority and, as such, is an agent of the legislature in establishing wages and conditions of…

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Professor Eisenberg examines develops in public sector arbitration in New York City and State, including (1) the status of the arbitrability presumption, (2) some changes in policy on the subject…

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Discussion of grievance arbitration, distinguishing federal sector from state and local government experience. Includes discussion of advisory arbitration, types of issues submitted, available forums; differences in extent of unionization within…

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A survey of the statutory, judicial, and related public employment dispute-settlement developments at the federal, state, and local levels in 1977. It contains a state-by-state analysis of legislation enacted, developments…

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A report of appellate litigation involving the arbitral process. The largest volumes of cases were (1) Section 301 cases files by individual employees claiming breach of contract by the employer…

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Professor Gamser observes that, “If there is still some basis to continue the debate over whether external law must be considered by the arbitrator in the private sector, there is…

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To control government spending, some states have placed a “cap” on aggregate expenditures. The author examines how such caps affect public sector interest arbitration. For example, in Policemen’s Assn. v….

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Grievance adjudication in public employment

An examination of the final disposition of employee grievances in the public sector. “Under the circumstances [i.e., in 1958], it is not surprising that there is less union organization in…

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The author discusses public sector interest arbitration in New England (except NH), where each state has enacted statutory factors for which the parties must present evidence (or stipulations), and if…

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