Category: Labor

Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses author.

Dealing with Toxic Co-workers or Bosses

Toxic co-workers or bosses can create big problems at work. As a workplace conflict transformation consultant, coach, and trainer, I...

By Lorraine Segal
Validating Medical Claims: do you get true value for your contributions? author.

Validating Medical Claims: do you get true value for your contributions?

Anyone who’s employment situation offers them extended health is often under the mistaken notion that their policy will be triggered...

By Bruce Ally, KESHIA OSBOURNE
In Memorium: Dr. Jerome Thomas Barrett 1932-2020 author.

In Memorium: Dr. Jerome Thomas Barrett 1932-2020

Dr. Jerome Thomas Barrett, a lifelong learner, amateur boxer, sailor, mediator, world traveler, marathon runner, author, civic activist and archivist...

By Jerry Barrett
Reassessing the Pros and Cons of Workplace Arbitration author.

Reassessing the Pros and Cons of Workplace Arbitration

As someone who represents employers, I’ve long been a proponent of arbitration as a way to limit exposure to employment...

By Jeffrey Polsky
Navigating a Business Crisis Resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Video author.

Navigating a Business Crisis Resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Video

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleWe live in a connected world with intricate networks of supply chain and service relationships...

By Ranse Howell
On Yer Bike – To the Mediation Table! author.

On Yer Bike – To the Mediation Table!

Kluwer Mediation BlogIreland is grinding to a halt. Or, at least, looking in from the outside one could think it...

By Sabine Walsh
Federal Arbitration Case Update: The Powers that Be author.

Federal Arbitration Case Update: The Powers that Be

From the JAMS ADR BlogFollowing are two interesting and recent federal court rulings related to arbitration. When the general contractor...

By Richard Birke
“Justice” Report for England and Wales: A Missed Opportunity for Radical Change author.

“Justice” Report for England and Wales: A Missed Opportunity for Radical Change

‘Justice’, an “all-party law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system” launched a new report on...

By Charlie Irvine
It’s Been A Trip and We’re Not There Yet author.

It’s Been A Trip and We’re Not There Yet

It seems I have reached the point in my career when those who would be historians ask for my recollections,...

By Howard Bellman
Effects on Settlement of Post-Grant Patent Review Proceedings author.

Effects on Settlement of Post-Grant Patent Review Proceedings

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleThe recent America Invents Act both modified and created procedures for challenging patents in proceedings...

By James M. Amend
Big Mac Attack: Is the Franchisor a Joint Employer? author.

Big Mac Attack: Is the Franchisor a Joint Employer?

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleOn July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a brief statement that...

By Joel Grossman
5 Things You Didn’t Know about Class Action ADR author.

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Class Action ADR

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleFor both plaintiffs and defendants, class action litigation is time-intensive, costly and requires close oversight...

By Chris Poole
Income Inequality: Are Unions the Answer? author.

Income Inequality: Are Unions the Answer?

Joshua M. Javits, Arbitrator and Mediator, is Former Chairman of the National Mediation Board. If income inequality is the problem;...

By Joshua Javits
To Strike or Not To Strike: That is the Question author.

To Strike or Not To Strike: That is the Question

With due respect to William Shakespeare, the AMR labor management turntable is spinning faster and faster for American Airlines’ pilots...

By Clayton (Jim) Stott
FMCS History Archive Story author.

FMCS History Archive Story

An earlier draft of this paper was used for my remarks on October 25, 2012 at a GWU Library gathering,...

By Jerry Barrett
The Annoying Union Rep author.

The Annoying Union Rep

Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation The Challenge The Union Rep was treating the mediation session like his golden...

By Dan Simon
Pace of Mediation in Labor Disputes author.

Pace of Mediation in Labor Disputes

Kluwer Mediation BlogA significant motivation for businesses to choose mediation in labor disputes is the hope that mediation works fast...

By Machteld Pel
Union Restart author.

Union Restart

The Chicago teachers’ strike crystallizes the conflict between escalating demands for labor productivity and the needs of workers for job...

By Joshua Javits
Mediators Instead of Police? author.

Mediators Instead of Police?

A new report, ordered after last year’s student protests on the UC Berkley campus resulting in the pepper-spraying of nonviolent...

By Jeff Thompson
Ken Cloke Discusses Changing a Conversation – Video author.

Ken Cloke Discusses Changing a Conversation – Video

Ken Cloke of Mediators Beyond Borders is interviewed at the UNFCCC conference in Denmark about how to change the scope...

By Kenneth Cloke
Free Book on Workplace Mediation as Public Service by the University of California author.

Free Book on Workplace Mediation as Public Service by the University of California

Mediators, human resource managers, and other interested individuals may obtain a free copy of the 321 page book Party-Directed Mediation...

By Gregorio Billikopf
The World Has Lost A Great Mediator In The Passing Of Ted Kheel author.

The World Has Lost A Great Mediator In The Passing Of Ted Kheel

From the Mediation Matters Blog of Steve Mehta.I had noticed in the New York Times that a prominent labor and...

By Steve Mehta
Theodore W. Kheel, Labor Mediator, Dies at 96 author.

Theodore W. Kheel, Labor Mediator, Dies at 96

For decades, mediator Ted Kheel was a dominant force in labor disputes. He developed his unique techniques mediating teacher, transit...

By Ted Kheel
Zumeta, Zena: From Advocacy to Negotiation – Video author.

Zumeta, Zena: From Advocacy to Negotiation – Video

Zena Zumeta reflects on a particular occasion when her work as an advocate for labor unions moved more into negotiation....

By Zena Zumeta
Labor-Management Lessons For The Larger ADR Community author.

Labor-Management Lessons For The Larger ADR Community

Introduction Anyone who mediates or participates in mediation must realize that mediation is not a 20th century invention, that persons...

By Jerry Barrett
Howard Bellman: Stimulation of Mediating Early On – Video author.

Howard Bellman: Stimulation of Mediating Early On – Video

Howard Bellman describes his early days mediating strikes in Wisconsin. He felt he was providing an important service for the...

By Howard Bellman
Hugh McIssac: Starting Out: Early Methodology and Model – Video author.

Hugh McIssac: Starting Out: Early Methodology and Model – Video

Hugh McIssac explains how he and others wanted to find a model where, unlike the adversary system, had people working...

By Hugh McIssac
Not A Good Sign In The LA Writers’ Strike author.

Not A Good Sign In The LA Writers’ Strike

When parties are white-anting each other outside the mediation room, things are in a downward, and probably for the moment...

By Geoff Sharp
More Thoughts from a Labor Negotiator on the Hollywood Writers’ Strike author.

More Thoughts from a Labor Negotiator on the Hollywood Writers’ Strike

When we first wrote about the writers' strike and the active picketing just down the street here at Paramount on Santa...

By Victoria Pynchon
Why Professional Unions Make Good Conflict Management Partners author.

Why Professional Unions Make Good Conflict Management Partners

“Professionals and unions just don’t mix. Unions stifle professionalism and are bad for business. They discourage creativity and take an...

By Blaine Donais

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