April 24, 2014

SMART arbitration award released

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Georgetown 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 [...]

Update on UTU-SMWIA arbitration

A decision by an arbitrator to determine whether the merger agreement between the UTU and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association is an enforceable agreement is not expected before September. The UTU and the SMWIA made presentations before arbitrator Michael H. Gottesman in early and mid-June. Briefs by both sides are to be delivered to [...]

Arbitrator named in UTU-SMWIA merger dispute

Pursuant to a March 4 ruling of a federal district court judge, an arbitrator has been named to determine whether the merger agreement between the UTU and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) is an enforceable agreement. Georgetown University law professor Michael H. Gottesman has been named by AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka as the [...]