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Binding Arbitration in Debate at Hagerstown City Council Campaign Forum
11/8/2016 12:56:41 PM
Description: The recent Hagerstown City Council campaign forum included debate over whether or not police and firefighters should be held to binding arbitration proceedings.   The question relates to the use of binding arbitration to settle disputes


Union’s Continue to Complain about Pro-Tax Payer Reforms by State Governors
9/10/2016 11:55:46 AM
Description: The United States Court of Appeals recently joined the Ninth Circuit Court in calling certain arbitration agreements too broad for denying workers’ rights. This decision reportedly “struck fear” into the hearts of corporations


UK Rail Strike Might Be Ending
8/25/2016 9:16:39 AM
Description: One of the UK’s busiest commuter rail operators, Southern, has been on strike recently and service has been suspended for commuters. There might now be a breakthrough in the dispute. The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union recently said it


US Postal Workers Contract Arbitration Decision Expected Soon
7/19/2016 11:07:54 AM
Description: The American Postal Workers Union recently announced a contract for more than 200,000 workers could be announced in mid-July after the final arbitration session took place on May 4. The contract hearings began in February.   According to the


Illinois Governor Vetoes Arbitration Bill
6/6/2016 5:34:26 PM
Description: The governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed an arbitrator to settle disputes related to wages and working conditions if union negotiations stalled. According to Rauner, the bill was an attacked on


Oakland Port Labor Dispute Will Be Test for New Arbitration System
4/18/2016 6:54:38 PM
Description: Formal arbitration begins soon for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association concerning an incident that shut down the largest container terminal in Oakland during a single shift. The proceedings will be


Arbitration for Dismissed Nurse Upcoming
3/10/2016 5:34:32 PM
Description: The date for Sue McIntyre’s arbitration hearing will be March 17th. This moves the date up at the request of the CEO and President of North Bay Regional Health Centre. McIntyre is a registered practical nurse who sued the hospital after she


Retail Chain Guitar Center Orders Employees to Sign Mandatory Arbitration Agreement
1/22/2016 5:48:19 PM
Description: Employees of Guitar Center have been ordered by their employer to sign a mandatory arbitration agreement or lose their jobs. The agreement forces employees to give up their rights to sue the company in class action lawsuits if they believe there has


Arbitration vs. Class Action Lawsuits Filed by Employees Continues On
12/14/2015 2:51:34 PM
Description: One of the most volatile current issues in employment issues involves whether workers must arbitrate claims individually, as opposed to using class action lawsuits to resolve an employment law issue. Those in favor of arbitration just received more


Tensions Continue to Grow between New York Mayor and Police Union
11/21/2015 12:03:42 PM
Description: The ongoing tension between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city’s biggest police union continues to grow after the mayor’s recent apparent victor in labor negotiation. The arbitrator recommended a 1% raise in each of the two years