Question 1. What are three reasons an arbitrator’s decision may not be the final and binding decision? Provide court examples defending your reasons.
Question 2. Why is the support of lower union officials vitally needed by union negotiators in the contract process?
Question 3. What are five interdependent variables (and examples of each) that affect what is accomplished at the bargaining table?
Question 4. What are four identifying principles of Boulwarism? What are the reasons for its success and failures during the years from 1940 to 1970?
Question 5. What are five methods to avoid a crisis situation in contract negotiations? Explain in what stage they are best utilized.
Question 6. What are the details of each of the Trilogy cases of the 1960s? Why have federal courts ruled that it is up to the private arbitrator (not the courts) to make the decision on the merits of the case?
Question 7. What are the differences between the FMCS and the AAA in their methods of selection of arbitrators? What are the advantages of why some employers and unions contract the use of a permanent arbitrator? Would you use this process? Why, or why not?
Question 8. What are the four structural arrangements in the grievance process of Harold Swift vs. Ecumenical Bagel Company? What is the importance of the individual personnel (both union and management) at each step?