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A critical appraisal of the handling of representational issues under the NLRA and its negative impact on private sector union membership. The alternative of increased employment regulation is rejected and…

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Public review boards: Their place in the process of dispute resolution

David Klein and John Fillion discuss the role of the UAW’s seven member public review board in resolving appeals arising under the union’s constitution and ethical practices codes: The Board…

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President Stark posits that “arbitration is still young and growing. It has all the attributes of a healthy, responsive institution, including normal growing pains.” He then surveys arbitration in the…

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Title: Alcoholism and the just cause for discharge

Discharge for alcoholism or alcohol-related misconduct poses one of the “greater dilemmas” for arbitrators. The authors discuss the growth of occupational programs, both employer-initiated and through collective bargaining. In many…

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Six case studies of maturing labor-management relationships, from adversarial to cooperative, over time, and what characteristics they have in common.

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Alcohol is an “addictive drug” with a particular American concern, following the experiment with Prohibition. In industry, concern with alcoholism was centered on a “job performance criterion”; that is, whether…

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The permanent arbitration system between John Deere and UAW locals at eight of the Company’s plants in Iowa and Indiana are described and evaluated, including the procedures followed and substantive…

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The Chrysler-UAW umpire system

A comparison of the elements of the Chrysler-UAW umpire system with those of other umpire systems, and a description of the history of the Chrysler-UAW umpire system.

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