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The Zig-Zag Route to Becoming a Labor Arbitrator, and What Her Work Involves

The Zig-Zag Route to Becoming a Labor Arbitrator, and What Her Work Involves


Sandra Gangle, JD


Thursday April 20th, 6:00pm

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935 protects the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment. Most labor contracts include a grievance procedure that allows an individual employee, or the union or management, to allege that the contract has been violated. If the dispute cannot be resolved through negotiation, the parties may obtain an expeditious hearing by a neutral arbitrator, who decides the dispute and grants an appropriate remedy.

Arbitrator Gangle will answer questions about labor arbitration and arbitrators themselves, including the following:

  • What characteristics make an arbitrator acceptable to labor and management advocates?
  • What career path led this judge to achieve acceptability throughout the Pacific Northwest?
  • What ethical rules apply to labor arbitrators?
  • How is an arbitration hearing similar to and/or different from a court trial?