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Modifying The Standard Of Judicial Review Of Labor Arbitration Awards: A Comparison To Administrative Review Hearings - Osram Sylvania, Inc. V. Teamsters Local Union No. 528, Elizabeth Tenorio Jul 1997

Modifying The Standard Of Judicial Review Of Labor Arbitration Awards: A Comparison To Administrative Review Hearings - Osram Sylvania, Inc. V. Teamsters Local Union No. 528, Elizabeth Tenorio

Journal of Dispute Resolution

Since their inception during the post-war years, collective bargaining agreements have been the primary method used by unions to get employers to deal with issues of importance to their labor force. However, the past few decades have seen a rapid decline in union membership as well as union effectiveness. 3 This casenote will look at whether or not the instant decision, Zcon, will be a contributing factor in the continuing downward spiral for unions.


Why Mandatory Arbitration May Benefit Workers, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 1997

Why Mandatory Arbitration May Benefit Workers, Theodore J. St. Antoine

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Would employees-including union employees-be better off with mandatory arbitration, even of statutory employment claims? The answer to this important question should depend less on abstract notions about the importance of statutory claims and the sanctity of the right to a jury trial, and more on a pragmatic assessment of what is likely to be best for the great majority of workers. Employing this type of analysis, which would take into account an overworked, underfunded Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, backlogged court dockets and other practical problems, my view is that most employees might well be better off with mandatory arbitration, provided ...