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Discussion of the historical status of labor arbitration; evolution of the jurisdiction of arbitrators, the NLRB, and courts to interpret labor agreements; Supreme Court decisions and NLRB policies regarding NLRB…

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Review of processes for resolving impasses over new public sector contracts. Discusses major objectives unique to the public sector and means of achieving them.

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Addresses problems more likely to arise in ad hoc arbitration than when serving as a permanently designated arbitrator. The issues include motions to consolidate cases; use of submission agreements; unevenly…

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The author opines that there is no effective substitute for the protections given a discharged employee by a well-written and administered discharge and arbitration section in a collective bargaining agreement,…

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Duty of fair representation: The role of the arbitrator

A discussion of “the duty of fair representation” arbitration proceedings, in terms of both the union and management responsibility. The author inquires into the arbitrator’s role when it becomes clear…

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