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NCJ Number: 99605 Find in a Library
Title: Strikes, Dispute Procedures, and Arbitration - Essays on Labor Law
Author(s): W B Gould
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 317
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Eleven published articles written by the author over a 20-year period deal with aspects of labor strikes, including 'wildcat' and public-sector strikes, and dispute resolution procedures that may preclude strikes, notably arbitration.
Abstract: The opening article reviews the evolution of labor arbitration in America and draws implications for its use in Great Britain. Two articles examine issues in strikes by public employees and the adaptation of arbitration for the resolution of public-sector labor conflicts. A subsequent article considers the legal status of the private-sector labor strike, including a 'wildcat' (not authorized by the union) strike, under the National Labor Relations Act. The 1970 'Boys Market' court case is the focus of another article. In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Federal courts are not precluded from issuing injunctions against strikes that violate collective bargaining agreements. Another article on 'wildcat' strikes examines the liability of 'wildcatters' for damages when they breach a no-strike clause. Two articles focus on the use of arbitration under Section 301 of the National Labor Relations Act. Topics considered in the remaining two articles are the British Industrial Relations Act of 1971 and the legal right of unions to restrict the resignation of union members and discipline former members for postresignation strikebreaking. Bibliographic essays, chapter notes, and a subject index are provided.
Index Term(s): Arbitration; Labor relations; Strikes; Unions
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