The Labor Arbitration Workshop
An Experiential Approach
Teacher's Manual available
Using these unique experiential materials, students explore the important role of alternative dispute resolution in the workplace. Using court and arbitration decisions as well as supplementary materials and problems, students discuss the role of the advocate, the relationship between arbitration and the judicial system, issues of arbitrability, evidence and procedure, as well as a variety of substantive contractual issues normally addressed in arbitration, such as seniority, fringe benefits, wages and hours, subcontracting and union security. In particular, the workshop focuses on "just cause" discharge and discipline cases. Using transcripts and simulations provided in a supplementary website, students draft an arbitration brief based on a transcript of a hearing and participate in an arbitration simulation using witnesses and documentary evidence.
"The book is a fascinating collection of (mostly) arbitration awards." — Rick Bales, Workplace Prof Blog
This book is part of the Lawyering Series, edited by Roger I. Abrams of Northeastern Law School.