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  •  Is arbitration such a bad thing? (1+ / 0-)
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    Urtica dioica gracilis

    If there is binding arbitration probably both sides will do everything right, and make an effort to get along, because they know they have to live with whatever decision is reached in the arbitration.

    •  Why should they? (0+ / 0-)

      Arbitrators usually look for a compromise.  So both parties are incented to hold out for extreme positions and hope that the arbitrator will choose a compromise position that is better than they could get in negotiation.

      But more importantly, let's think about this... a government appointed arbitrator is going to be making salary decisions for private businesses without the private business having any option to just tell the arbitrator "Get lost, we don't want your help!"

      Doesn't that make you feel a little uncomfortable?

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