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The author describes himself as an enthusiastic proponent of tripartite grievance arbitration. From his perspective, when tripartite grievance arbitration has failed to work properly, the fault has generally lain with…

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Attorney Gromfine describes his experience with the use of tripartite arbitration panels by the Amalgamated Transit Union, which he represents. He describes that tripartite panels have been the preferred system…

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Professor Gershenfeld’s observations about interest arbitration. He examines the criteria for making monetary decisions, scope problems in the non-monetary areas, the “coercive comparison,” and the role of “public interest” factors…

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Arbitration and contract disputes

The author recommends the voluntary arbitration of disputes over new contract terms, but only after collective bargaining and mediation have failed, as a preferable alternative to strikes or government imposed…

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The author states that tripartite interest arbitration in the public sector is not functioning as well as it might. He describes the problems and their causes.

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The author furnishes some history of the tripartite arbitration system, and then examines the benefits and risks of tripartite panels, and their impact on the neutral’s decision-making responsibilities. He is…

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Panel discussion: Health care

The effects of various factors — market forces — the merger of hospitals — technological advances — on the employment of health care personnel – especially nurses – is discussed….

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Collective bargaining and the arbitrator

A discussion of the two “permanent problems” of labor arbitration: the role of the arbitrator and the appropriate principles of interpretation of collective bargaining agreements….

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A review and endorsement of the use of tripartite panels, and endorsement other the application of final offer principles in various settings, including discharge cases.

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An examination of the problems that arise in arbitration, and recommendations regarding ad hoc tripartite arbitration panels, the advocate as witness, and rules of evidence in arbitration hearings, including the…

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