External Links to Arbitration and Mediation Sites Which May Be of Interest
Link to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board. This U.S. Government agency Administers the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector in the United States.
Link to the U.S. National Mediation Board. This U.S. Government agency deals with arbitration of labor disputes in the U.S. railway and airline industry. It also mediates disputes over negotiations for labor contracts. Note: arbitration of railway and airline labor issues can be free of charge to the parties. They may be paid for by this government agency. See this site for further details.
Link to the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. This U.S. Government agency deals with arbitration and mediation of labor disputes in the U.S. for industries other than airline and railroad. It also deals with disputes within government agencies. See this site for further details.
Link to the Canadian Railway Office of Arbitration & Dispute Resolution. This organization is created by agreement between certain Canadian railways and unions. Arbitration is performed by arbitrators appointed by the signatories to this agreement. There is no charge to individuals for these arbitration services – they are paid for by the organizations.
Link to the National Association of Railroad Referees. This organization consists of arbitrators in the U.S. railroad industry (known as “referees”). They host an annual conference, generally held in September in Chicago, for members and guests (particularly advocates in the industry).
Link to the American Arbitration Association. The AAA administers arbitration and mediation cases, for a fee. They also design and develop alternative dispute resolution (ADR) systems for corporations, unions, government agencies, law firms, and the courts. They have five divisions: Commercial; Construction; International; Labor/Employment/Elections; and State Insurance ADR disciplines.
Link to the International Court of Arbitration — part of the International Chamber of Commerce, dealing with commercial arbitration throughout the world
Link to the London Court of International Arbitration — a leading arbitration institution, dealing with commercial arbitration throughout the world
A definition of Alternative Dispute Resolution — the “ADR” in ADR International, LLC.
A definition of arbitration — one form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
A definition of mediation — another form of ADR.
- LinkedIn Commercial and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Group
To follow an International Commercial Arbitration group within LinkedIn – a networking site for professionals.