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Elkouri & Elkouri: How Arbitration Works, Seventh Edition


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Relied on by practitioners for more than 60 years

Long considered by labor law and dispute resolution professionals to be the standard text on labor arbitration, Elkouri & Elkouri: How Arbitration Works is the most comprehensive and authoritative treatise available on this subject. The reference of first resort, it has been utilized and cited by advocates, arbitrators, and judges more than any other arbitration book published.

The Seventh Edition provides additional analysis that enhances the usefulness of the volume and incorporates major points of interest to labor relations practitioners. In-depth coverage of critical topics includes:
  • Arbitrators' consideration of external law in labor arbitration
  • Legislation and litigation developing standards for evidentiary privilege as it relates to union shop stewards
  • Arbitrators' views on threats and violence
  • Reconsideration of the continued viability of the plain meaning rule
  • New case law on the unauthorized practice of law as it relates to labor arbitration
  • Revision of the discussion of state and local government arbitration and interest arbitration in light of recent changes in state law
Elkouri & Elkouri: How Arbitration Works offers reference materials that enhance the usefulness of the volume. A table of all arbitration awards discussed in text or cited in footnotes has been included, along with a table of arbitrators that can be used to research references to a particular arbitrator cited in the book. A table of statutory authorities also has been provided. Topics in the chapters are identified by Bloomberg BNA's Labor Arbitration Reports (LA) classification numbers, making it easier to do additional research in that reference service. The table of cases includes not only court cases but administrative cases as well. There also is a comprehensive index.

The treatise provides citations to hundreds of recent arbitration awards as well as references to important judicial decisions, academic and professional commentary, administrative agency regulations and opinions, and federal and state legislation. No labor relations specialist, union representative, labor law attorney, professor, or arbitrator should be without it.

About the Editors

Kenneth May, Editor-in-Chief, is a lead editor of Labor Arbitration Reports, a component of Bloomberg BNA’s Labor Relations Reporter, Arlington, Va., and a member of the Executive Board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Patrick M. Sanders, Associate Editor, was previously a partner in Lathrop & Gage LLP representing management, is now general counsel for the Mungenast Automotive Family, St. Louis, Mo. He is a past co-chair of the Committee on ADR in Labor and Employment Law.

Michelle T. Sullivan, Associate Editor, is a partner in Allotta, Farley & Widman Co., L.P.A., Toledo, Ohio, representing unions and employees. She is a past co-chair of the Committee on ADR in Labor and Employment Law.

Committee on ADR in Labor and Employment Law, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law 

2012/1,896 pp. Hardcover/ISBN 978-1-61746-094-4/Order #2094