ISBN: 978-1-941825-99-0; 1-941825-99-0
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Written by Carl Bosland, a long time advocate, arbitrator, lecturer and author on federal labor arbitration and arbitration advocacy, this comprehensive handbook on the labor arbitration process provides advocates, both union and management, with practical guidance and best practices to effectively prepare and present their case to a neutral arbitrator. After an overview of the arbitration process, chapters are organized to follow the sequence of the arbitration process, from prehearing investigation through posthearing appeals of the award.
New in 2021: In its 3rd edition, Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector includes:
- Remote arbitration hearing best practices & developments
- Statutory, regulatory and caselaw updates
- More persuasive advocacy strategies, tactics, and tips
- Additional arbitration reference materials
Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector also includes strategies, tactics, tips, and pitfalls to avoid on topics including:
- Advocate Selection, Case Investigation and Evaluation—contract research, interviewing potential witnesses, and interview tips
- Arbitrator Selection—collective bargaining agreement procedures and the qualities of an ideal arbitrator
- Case Preparation—case strategy and case sequencing
- Prehearing Practice—arranging for the hearing, challenges to arbitrability, motions in limine and discovery disputes
- Witness Selection and Preparation
- Hearing Day Preliminaries—procedural issues; trial notebook
- Opening Statements—how to prepare and present an effective opening statement
- Making Your Record—rules of evidence, fundamentals of contract interpretation, and burdens of proof
- Witness Testimony
- Direct Examination—effective direct examination techniques
- Cross-Examination—effective cross-examination techniques and impeachment
- Effective Use of Exhibits—including how to offer an exhibit and objections to exhibits
- Closing Arguments—preparation and execution of effective closing arguments, briefs
- Post-Award Practice—remedies, motions, challenging awards, and FLRA exceptions to arbitration awards
Also included are a detailed table of contents and bibliography.
Available as a softcover book and/or a PDF file with many useful features delivered on a CD-ROM, USB Flash Drive, or download. Hyperlinks allow the reader to move quickly between the Table of Contents and the corresponding portions of the text. Internal hyperlinks serve as a cross-reference feature within the text.
Carl's insightful book is directed to advocates working in federal sector labor relations, but it offers something for everyone, arbitrators as well as advocates, who handle cases in the private as well as public sectors. I recommend this fabulous guide to everyone who practices labor arbitration.
-Christopher David Ruiz Cameron