The concept of finality in grievance arbitration in the private sector is well established. The author focuses first on the Supreme Court decisions in the Steelworkers Trilogy, which provide the rationale for final and binding arbitration. After considering the relevance of this rationale, the author then analyzes two recent Florida district court decisions on the finality of grievance procedures in the public sector. Finally, the author considers the appropriate framework for applying the theories underlying the Steelworkers decisions to the public sector in Florida.
Grievance Arbitration Awards in the Public Sector: How Final in Florida?,
35 U. Miami L. Rev.
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