First, you will need to watch the video entitled, A Labor Arbitration Case Study: The Suspension of Nurse Kevin. (Links to an external site.) This video is based on a realistic but fictitious arbitration hearing involving a Nurse (Kevin) who received a disciplinary suspension as a penalty for alleged insubordinate behavior. You will observe the arbitration hearing and listen to the witnesses testimony. Your assignment is to take over the role of the neutral, third party arbitrator, decide how to rule on the case and to write the arbitration award.
This linkPreview the document will provide you with a word-by-word transcript of the hearing from the video. You may want to refer to it when composing your paper.
There should be four sections to your paper:
I. The issue:
In very simple terms (one or two sentences), what is the question before the arbitrator? You will hear the parties agree on this at the beginning of the arbitration hearing.
II. The positions of the parties:
Managements position: Main bullet points
The Unions position: Main bullet points
III. Discussion and the arbitrators opinion:
Go through each of the points above (in part II) for union and management and discuss your opinion on each point and summarize. This should be the lengthiest section of your paper.
IV. The arbitrators award:
A short statement (one or two sentences) awarding the case in favor of either the union or management or some combination of the two.
There are three possible outcomes from which you need to decide:
The grievance is sustained (the Union and the grievant prevail)
The grievance is denied (management prevails)
The grievance is sustained in part and denied in part (some form of a split decision)
How to Submit your assignment:
Submit only one attachment
Only use file types: Word or PDF
Your paper should be double spaced and be a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 9 pages. Your paper must be written by you alone, this is not a team project. The content must not be copied from any other source in whole or part without proper citations.
To submit your assignment, select the Submit tab on this page, Upload your document (Word or PDF), then select Submit.