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How does interest arbitration work?

Answer

Interest arbitration is a mechanism for resolving a bargaining dispute. When the employer and union negotiate to impasse on a mandatory subject of bargaining, the parties hire an impartial third party arbitrator. This arbitrator conducts a formal hearing in which the parties present their positions. The arbitrator then reviews the testimony and supporting evidence and decides unresolved issues by issuing an arbitration award.