Transport strikes have a severe impact on our economy. The transportation industry is at the center of our economy, and transport strikes sent shock waves through segments of our economy. Figures are quoted to indicate the losses to various industries due to transport strikes. Frequently, Congress must pass last minute emergency legislation to avoid serious transport strikes. Some new solution is needed. Proposed is legislation to give the President power to: (1) extend the cooling-off period an additional 15 days, (2) require essential segments of the transport industry to operate for up to six months during a strike, and (3) require labor and management to submit 'last, best offers' if a compromise cannot be reached. A neutral three member panel would select the fairest of the two offers as a final settlement. Compulsory arbitration tends to cause the two sides to adopt extreme positions in expectation that an arbitrator will strike a balance. The 'final-offer selection' aims to penalize those clinging to extreme positions and to provide an inducement to reach a compromise position, or at least to narrow the differences. Due to publication in a national magazine, this article may influence public opinion on this issue.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated

    Pleasantville, NY  United States  10570
  • Authors:
    • Bennett, R K
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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  • Pagination: p. 83-86
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Reader's Digest
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM