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A historical perspective of labor law during the 50-years of the Academy’s existence, including the Taft-Hartley Act; the publication of arbitrators’ awards; The Proceedings of the Academy; the development of workers’ protection against unjust dismissal; and the implications of “management rights.”

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While adhering to the terms of the CBA between Ford Motor Company and the UAW during wartime, Arbitrator Harry Shulman nonetheless interpreted those terms broadly, so as to produce results that did not discriminate against women by reason of their sex. The author concludes that “the labor arbitration process was capable of listening to the …

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A discussion of the use of extrinsic evidence in the interpreting collective-bargaining agreement provisions. Resorts to extrinsic evidence for the purpose of ascertaining the parties and can’t is approved but use of extrinsic evidence to create new obligations is opposed.

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Arbitrator Aaron opines that the immediate effects of Lincoln Mills may be disruptive of industrial relations, because most judges are both poorly informed on the subject and have attitudes that are generally inimical to the arbitration process and to the best interests of the parties. He suggests that to minimize judicial intervention, arbitrators must subject …

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