Elkouri & Elkouri: How Arbitration Works, Seventh Edition

This essential reference for labor relations practitioners covers issues including retiree health insurance, employer intellectual property protections, union recognition, and more. References include citations to hundreds of arbitration awards and judicial decisions. It includes tables of all discussed or cited arbitration awards, statutory authorities, and arbitrators.

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Kenneth May
Patrick M. Sanders
Associate Editor
Michelle T. Sullivan
Associate Editor


THE STANDARD TEXT ON LABOR ARBITRATION that no labor relations specialist, union representative, labor law attorney, professor, or arbitrator should be without.

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. The Seventh Edition also includes new topics dealing with retiree health insurance, employer intellectual property protections, and union recognition.

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 in labor arbitration; and revision of the discussion of state and local government arbitration and interest arbitration in light of recent changes in state law.

Reference materials—including a table of all arbitration awards discussed in text or cited in footnotes; a table of arbitrators that can be used to research references to a particular arbitrator; a table of statutory authorities; and a comprehensive index—enhance the usefulness of the volume. 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.


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
Kenneth May 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, previously a partner in Lathrop & Gage LLP representing management, Patrick M. Sanders 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 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

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