The Arbitration of Discharge Cases: A Forty-Year Perspective

Jennings, Ken; Shetfield, Barbara; Walters, Roger
January 1987
Labor Law Journal;Jan87, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
This article examines trends in arbitration awards involving employee discharge cases in the U.S. between 1942 and 1984. Management's record in having discharge actions upheld by arbitrators has shown significant improvement in recent years. Hopefully this reflects gains in knowledge and experience that can be used in the future to further improve management performance in the arbitration process. The future challenge facing both union and management as well as arbitrators is to ensure that the arbitral process continues to function as an effective dispute resolution procedure for the new and unique types of grievance issues bargaining relationships will encounter.


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