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NCJ Number: 94134 Find in a Library
Title: Labor Arbitrator Development - A Handbook
Corporate Author: American Bar Association
United States of America
Editor(s): C A Barreca; A H Miller; M Zimny
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 543
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Association

Bureau of National Affairs
Washington, DC 20037
Sale Source: Bureau of National Affairs
1231 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text provides a wide range of materials for training labor arbitrators in both substantive and procedural areas. Areas addressed include basic arbitration principles, training models, and slected decisions to serve as instructional aids.
Abstract: The nine papers in Part I serve as a primer for arbitrators, beginning with a historical overview of arbitration and then moving to more specific topics such as grievance arbitration, the role of external law, and procedures. Also covered are evidentiary considerations, public sector arbitration, arbitration decisionmaking, arbitration as a career, and the impact of the judiciary on the arbitral process. Selected training discussions in Part II focus on the views of labor and management in arbitration, determining facts and decisionmaking, administration practices, and trainees' roles and expectations. The text reprints Edwin R. Teple's review of the development of labor arbitrators after World War II and the results of a 1982 survey of participants in selected arbitrator training programs. It also presents an outline for a training program based on experiences of the American Bar Association's (ABA) pilot program. The book provides 17 decisions which, although varied in writing style, length, and structure, are models of clarity, balanced judgment, and persuasive and fair-minded conclusions. Discussion questions accompany each decision. Additional training materials include the report of the ABA Subcommittee on Qualifications and Training of Arbitrators, proposal for ABA Arbitrator Development Program, the American Arbitration Association's voluntary labor arbitration rules and expedited labor arbitration rules, the arbitration rules of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and a code of professional responsibility. An index and 16 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Arbitration; Collective bargaining; Labor relations
Note: Section of Labor and Employment Law
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