Concluding Comments - Section 18 - Collective Bargaining: How it Works and Why - 3rd Edition
Thomas R. Colosi is American Arbitration Association Vice President for National Affairs and a third-party neutral. He spends much of his time training advocates and neutrals about the workings of dispute resolution. He has taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland Law School and at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Arthur E. Berkeley is Associate Professor at the Memphis State University’s School of Business, where he teaches alternative dispute resolution. He is involved in training programs as well as serving as an arbitrator. He served as the founding president of the Maryland Chapter of Industrial Relations Research Association.
Originally from Collective Bargaining: How it Works and Why - 3rd Edition
IN THIS FINAL SECTION the future and uses of both this manual and the “table processes” are discussed.
About This Manual
This manual has endeavored to blend theory and practice, concept and reality. The notions presented and illustrations given have come out of not only the academic study of collective bargaining, but the participation in and observation of what actually occurs. Nonetheless, because of the dynamics and the ever-changing nature of the process, it is likely that periodic updates of this manual will be needed. Any revisions will come out of new insights and experiences, but their exact nature and dimensions cannot be predicted. This, then, is the peril and challenge of not only writing this manual, but of the field of collective bargaining itself.
Applicability of This Manual
Recent years have brought numerous adaptations of collective bargaining approaches, and especially of dispute resolution techniques. Environmental, community and family disputes are now being approached by a new breed of advocates and dispute resolvers who are adapting techniques from collective bargaining, such as bilateral, trilateral and hydralateral negotiations, as well as fact-finding, mediation and arbitration.