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How to Succeed at Labor Arbitration

1h 3m

Created on December 08, 2016



Despite the prevailing belief that the days of unions are behind us, millions of employees in the United States are represented by labor unions. After the well-known Steelworker Trilogy of cases, The Supreme Court has advocated for, and successfully introduced, arbitration as the preferred means of settling collective bargaining agreement disputes. Almost every union contract in our country has a grievance procedure culminating in final and binding arbitration. 

The labor arbitration process is similar to other types of arbitration. But it has many wrinkles which start at the grievance filing itself and extend all the way through post-award hearings. Questions such as 'how do I pick my arbitrator?' to 'do I have to answer discovery request?' to 'what is just cause?' are examined during this action packed hour, led by attorney Paul Burmeister. Success may not always be measured by winning or losing in labor arbitration, but by the end of this course, you should be on the way to knowing the basics of getting through an arbitration hearing without getting a paper cut. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Define and discuss the process of labor arbitration
  2. Understand the impact of the Steelworker Trilogy
  3. Identify best practices for successful labor arbitration

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