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A review of the arbitration process from the perspective of twenty-five years. The author submits that the greatest accomplishment in that time has been the development of a substantial body of principles now generally accepted by arbitrators, labor and management. The area in which the least has been accomplished is in the development of new …

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Forecasting the state of labor arbitration in 1980, Morris predicts significant growth of arbitration in the public sector, movement away from expedited arbitration, and disaffection within a younger work force for older, established arbitrators. The coalescence in the public sector arbitration of political agendas, large stake interest arbitration, and inexperienced arbitrators will lead inevitability to …

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An open discussion of nascent expedited arbitration programs in the steel industry, describing hearing procedures and cost-control mechanisms.

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The Report of the Committee on the Development of New Arbitrator for 1971-1972 focuses on programs developed at several venues to provide training, experience and exposure for new arbitrators. Additionally, the increased utilization of expedited grievance procedures provides opportunities for arbitrators with lighter caseloads.

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The author discusses the availability and utilization of arbitrators in the country and how busy arbitrators are region by region. He concludes that, except for Michigan and New York City, “no critical shortage exists.”

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The Committee states an urgent need for training of arbitrators in the unfamiliar aspects of public sector grievance and interest arbitration. The public sector might provide an area of training and experience for new arbitrators, and the Academy might consideration recognition of experience in public sector fact-finding and mediation as credentials for membership.

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The growing reliance on some form of third-party intervention – mediation, fact-finding or arbitration – as an alternative to the strike weapon in public employment disputes and to resolve community and campus disputes, as well as the expansion of grievance arbitration in the public sector, will outstrip the growth in ranks of arbitrators who are …

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A report, from the Committee On The Training Of New Arbitrators, of the Academy’s efforts to identify, encourage and train new arbitrators.

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The Committee focuses on the shortage of qualified, experienced and acceptable new arbitrators, and remedial proposals.

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