This course provides critical examination of arbitration and dispute resolution procedures. Topics covered include a study of significant court and National Labor Relations Board decisions, the arbitration process, rules of evidence, contemporary policy and the role and powers of an arbitrator. Also considered are mediation, fact finding, the role of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services and other agencies and organizations concerned with dispute resolution.
The focus of this course is the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, the Landrum Griffin Act, National Labor Relations Board rulings, and relevant Supreme Court decisions. The law as it relates to key labor relations topics of union organization and recognition, collective bargaining, strikes and pickets, and unfair labor practices will be covered. Related NLRB procedures will also be reviewed.