November 22, 2014

SMART arbitration award released

SMART_logo_041712_thumbnailGeorgetown University Law Professor and Arbitrator Michael H. Gottesman has issued a second ruling in the arbitration proceedings between two divisions of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers as they work to create a single constitution.

Earlier this year, the two divisions entered into arbitration proceedings regarding reconciliation of differences between the two constitutions. The arbitrator issued his findings on Nov. 4, 2013, and the parties have been meeting to incorporate those findings into a final document that would be published along with the award. The consolidation discussions are continuing, but due to a high level of interest, it has been decided to release the award before the conclusion of those talks.

To view Gottesman’s decision, click here.