The article explores the increasing popularity and importance of interest arbitration with regard to resolving collective bargaining disputes in public sector labor relations in the U.S. In avoiding or terminating strikes that threaten basic public interest, the use of arbitration may pose the only practical means of dealing with the situation. Furthermore, third-party figures brought to negotiating disputes harbors a fairness concept that is often viewed an important ingredient of labor stability.
Horton, Raymond. "Arbitration, Arbitrators, and the Public Interest." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 28, no. 4 (July 1975): 497-507.
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