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Discussion of the exponential growth of public employee unionism in the past decade and disputes peculiar to the federal sector and to state and municipal units. Includes discussion of representation issues, the variety of state public employee bargaining legislation, and other avenues for collective action by public employees.

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Discussion of procedural questions in arbitration regarding pre-hearing statements or briefs, pre-hearing conferences, and discovery. Emphasizes the needs to avoid undue formalism and legalisms and to streamline the process. Suggests interrogatories, inspection of documents, and stipulations are more useful than depositions in arbitration. Briefly discusses jurisdictional disputes where only one of the involved unions is …

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