Labor and Employment Arbitration - Weatherspoon



 

Course Title

Labor and Employment Arbitration

Professor

Weatherspoon
 

First Assignment

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION

  PROFESSOR WEATHERSPOON 

   SUMMER SEMESTER 2014    

   MONDAY, JULY 21 – FRIDAY, JULY 25

   12:00 PM – 5:10 PM daily

 

FIRST CLASS READING ASSIGNMENT 

 

REQUIRED READING MATERIALS: 

  • Cooper, Nolan and Bales, ADR IN THE WORKPLACE  (American Casebook Series, 2005, 2nd Edition), ISBN 0-314-14765-9 . [YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE NEW EDITION]
  • Handouts

 

RECOMMENDED SOURCE MATERIALS: 

  • Elkouri & Elkouri, HOW ARBITRATION WORKS (6th Ed.)  [On reserve in the library]

 

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 

 

12:00 – 2:00                Chapter I.  History and Background, pp.2-15 

  1. Early Judicial Hostility
  2. The Development and Acceptance of Labor Arbitration

 

Chapter II.  Introduction to Grievance Resolution, pp. 16-32 

  1. Grievance Procedures
  2. Various Arbitration Systems
  3. Arbitrator Selection
  4. The Arbitration Profession
  5. Advocates in Arbitration
  6. The Arbitration Hearing
  7. The Resolution of Labor Grievances in Other Countries
  8. Alternative Mechanisms for Grievance Resolution

 

2:30 – 4:00                  Chapter III.  Federal Common Law, pp. 33-58, 64-92 

  1. Creation of the Federal Common Law
  2. Judicial Determination of Arbitrability
  3. Judicial Review

                                                CASES

  1. Medco Health Solutions (supplement)
  2. City of Sidney v. FOP (supplement)

 

4:15 – 5:10                  Chapter VI.  Evidence and Procedure, pp. 199-247 

  1. Evidence
  2. Due Process of Arbitration
  3. Discovery
  4. The Role of Precedent (Lecture – no reading)