Why did we not choose Arbitration?

Why did the bargaining team not opt for arbitration as a solution to the impasse?


We did not choose arbitration primarily because we want to leave the determination of workplace working conditions in the hands of our members as an arbitrator's decision would be imposed.  Choosing arbitration would amount to taking away members' democratic right to vote and handing critical decisions over to a third party without the context and understanding of the workplace and that our members have.

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