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The author presents data revealing that current labor arbitration procedures derive not from statutes, court decisions or the common agreement of the parties, but from (1) the arbitrators before whom the cases were presented; (2) the World War II-era War Labor Board; (3) the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA); (4) the publication of proceedings of …

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Reminiscences of Rolf Valtin. James C. Oldham furnishes an introduction and conducts the interview.

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Clark Kerr discusses his career, including his service on the War Labor Board during World War II, creation of the Industrial Relations Institute of the University of California, service as an interest arbitrator for the Postal Service, with the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, and President Kennedy’s Wage Stabilization Commission.

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Presidential Address: President Rubin reviews the history of arbitration and contemplates the expansion of the Academy to employment and other fields of arbitration.

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Presidential Address: President Rubin reviews the history of arbitration and contemplates the expansion of the Academy to employment and other fields of arbitration.

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President Murphy reviews the history of the labor movement in the United States, and the founding and development of the National Academy.

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Arbitration of public-sector interest disputes: economics, politics, and equity

The economics of public employee compensation are discussed. The author urges arbitrators to familiarize themselves with labor statistics data, job qualifications, and the costs of wages and benefits. He concludes that the public sector will have to operate under the same constraints that the private sector has, and that arbitrators have the capacity to effectively …

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The Pay Board

The Executive Director of the Pay Board provides a brief recounting of the genesis, structure, function and technique of the Pay Board.

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Discussion of the forces that have shaped labor-management relations and of current trends. Includes anecdotes from the silk and transit industries in the 1930’s, dispute resolution under the War Labor Board and other labor relations issues arising in the 1940’s; development of dispute resolution processes in the 1950’s; and miscellaneous reminiscences. Closed with the need …

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Discussion of tri-partite grievance arbitration boards. Expresses a preference for single arbitrator systems. Notes studies find boards more common in larger bargaining units and overall use of boards has declined in past decade. Suggests historical development of arbitration as part of negotiations encouraged tri-partite model while recent trend toward more judicial arbitral roles encourages single …

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