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The author’s view is that the “central problem in the determination of most wage disputes under wage incentive payment plans is the dispute over the production standard.” He discusses the arbitrability of production standards and agrees that labor prefers non-engineers as arbitrators in rate-setting disputes. Mr. Haughton is an advisor to arbitrators who handle these …

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Discussion of wage incentives, defined as all monetary payments made to employees as an encouragement to perform work. The author divides the discussion into two parts: contract interpretation and factual analysis. The author emphasizes the importance of a conservative arbitral approach, so as not to upset the established system. The author emphasizes that arbitrators must …

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Posits that wage incentives should properly compensate the individual or group for added output attributable to only the individual or group, and not for added output attributable to managerial improvements. Focusing on grievance arbitration, the author takes issue with Mr. Waite’s [1955, page 25] paper on a number of points, but principally on the role …

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