Date Published: Feb 28, 1983
Source: 
Monthly Labor Review
Authors: 
Goldberg, S. B., & Brett, J. M.
Volume: 
106
Issue: 
3
Page Numbers: 
23-30

This article presents the results of an experiment conducted by the U.S. Labor Department which examined the merits of grievance mediation relative to arbitration in the coal mining industry. The authors discuss the rationale for conducting the test; resolution of grievances that were submitted to mediation; speed and cost of mediation; attitudes towards mediation and arbitration; mediation techniques; and issues placed under mediation.