ERIC Number: ED166853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Questions and Answers on Factfinding. A Practitioner's Guide.
Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Midwest Center for Public Sector Labor Relations.
This series of questions and answers on factfinding in public sector labor relations focuses on the practical aspect of impasse resolution. Rather than choosing a theoretical or historical approach, the practical approach was chosen because factfinding is not a formal process that must rigidly conform to textbook rules. Instead, factfinding can be adapted to a particular situation and to the desires of the disputing parties and the individual factfinder. The goal of factfinding is to reach a mutually acceptable settlement on a new contract. The best settlement is reached, not through any neutral party's recommendations, but rather through good faith collective bargaining. Issues that must be understood when resolving impasses include choosing a factfinder, scope of issues, mutually clarifying issues, documenting issues, presenting the case, the hearing, and the factfinder's report. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution, Contracts, Government Employees, Hearings, Labor Relations, Negotiation Impasses
Midwest Center for Public Sector Labor Relations, Indiana University, 400 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Civil Service Commission, Chicago, IL. Regional Training Center.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Midwest Center for Public Sector Labor Relations.