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Major issues in arbitration in the U.S. education sector:Stateside and Puerto Rico

A panel discussion of the practical problems and issues arising under collective bargaining agreements in Puerto Rico and stateside.

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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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Federal minimum wage determination in Puerto Rico

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was originally applicable to Puerto Rico but, because minimum wage rates discouraged hiring on the island, the law was changed in 1940 to permit setting of lower wage standards, determined by industry wage committees. The benefits and shortcomings of these tripartite committees are described. The system was substantially …

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Labor policy in Puerto Rico

A welcoming address to the Academy meeting, which summarizes the broad scope of Puerto Rican labor and employment legislation. Current problems, particularly the prevalence of strikes in public sector employment, are reviewed.

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The presidential address

After introductory remarks on economic progress in Puerto Rico, the contribution of arbitration to industrial democracy, and the history of arbitration in the US and world-wide: a discussion of criticisms of arbitration and possible responses.

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Reflections on Commonwealth

A discussion of the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States.

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The presidential address

After introductory remarks on economic progress in Puerto Rico, the contribution of arbitration to industrial democracy, and the history of arbitration in the US and world-wide: a discussion of criticisms of arbitration and possible responses.

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