Sam Solder is a 55-year-old welder previously employed by Airtight Welding. Recently, he was discharged under Airtight's "no tolerance" rule against the use of drugs in the workplace. Sam requested this grievance mediation under Airtight's labor agreement with the National Welder's Union because he believes he was discharged without just cause. If this mediation is not successful, Sam may request that his challenge to the discharge be arbitrated under the collective bargaining agreement. Additionally, he may file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Partisan perceptions based on one's frame of reference and a lack of access to all of the relevant data
The influence of one's BATNA (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement) on mediation
Principal/ agent tensions arising from the sometimes differing interests of the principal and the agent.
The effectiveness of various mediation strategies on a grievance dispute
Confidential Instructions for Sam Solder
Confidential Instructions for the Representative of the National Welders Union
Confidential Instructions for Counsel for Airtight Welding
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