The effectiveness of investigation in the settlement of labor disputes.
McDermott, Thomas Joseph
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The dissertation titled "The Effectiveness of Investigation in the Settlement of Labor Disputes" represents a comprehensive analysis of the experience of the Federal government with the use of investigation(more popularly designated as fact-finding) boards in the settlement of critical labor disputes. Investigation refers to that types of governmental intervention wherein the parties to a labor dispute appear as witnesses before a governmentally appointed board that investigates and publicizes all pertinent data relating to the dispute. The report of the board may or may not contain recommendations on how the issues should be resolved. If the recommendations are made, they are not binding upon the parties, because the decision to accept rests with the two disputants. Investigation may be voluntary or compulsory. It is voluntary when both sides agree to present their case to the investigation panel. It is compulsory when both parties required to submit their sides of the case to the panel. The dissertation seeks to determine whether the Federal government experience with the investigation has been effective in resolving critical labor disputes without at the same time seriously interfering with the carrying on of free collective bargaining between the disputants. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.