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A review of different joint committee structures and practices in multiemployer and company-wide collective bargaining agreements with the Teamsters. The author views as unfounded, criticisms about the potential for undermining individual rights, the improper punishment of dissidents and smaller employers, ex parte contacts, and other matters. The joint committee system is viewed as implementing national …

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An examination of the functioning of the Teamsters joint grievance committees, and how those committees fall short of established standards for adjudicatory processes. Inadequacy of evidence, use of ex parte evidence, trading of grievances, control by a political hierarchy and increased potential for bias are cited. Case examples are presented. Joint committees are viewed as …

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An overview of the retail food industry – the largest industry in our economy – and the Retail Food Industry Committee, a voluntary body to improve collective bargaining.

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