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Becoming a Labor Arbitrator


Thinking about becoming a labor arbitrator? This program is geared toward labor-management practitioners with substantial experience in industrial, labor, and employment relations looking to develop the skills essential for labor arbitration.

June 8-12, 2015
Embassy Suites Crystal City - National Airport
1300 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. on Friday)
Cost: $2,500.00
For online course registration please click here.
Course Information
This course is geared toward labor-management practitioners with substantial experience in industrial, labor, and employment relations who wish to become labor arbitrators.


  • The law of arbitration
  • Arbitration, practice, scheduling and pre-hearing procedures
  • Conducting the hearing, issues framing, witnesses and records
  • Evidence
  • Award and opinion writing
  • Ethics
  • FMCS arbitration policies and procedures
  • Building a practice
  • Application process to the FMCS Roster of Arbitrators

Successful completion of this training will substitute for three of the five minimum number of cases required to be placed on the FMCS Roster of Arbitrators. This change became effective December 27, 2005. However, successful completion of the course does not guarantee a place on the FMCS Roster. The course can also enhance the practice and skills of current arbitrators.

Registration Information
Please Note: The staff and faculty for the Labor Arbitration course require a clear bio of your collective bargaining experience to be completed and submitted prior to acceptance to the Labor Arbitration course, if you intend to apply for placement on the FMCS Arbitrator Roster. This bio must outline, unambiguously, your years of collective bargaining experience.
This course is typically offered only twice a year. Please make your hotel reservation only after you have been approved for this course.
Once you reserve your seat for the course, you will be asked whether you intend to apply for placement on the FMCS Roster. If you do not intend to apply for FMCS Roster placement at this time, you must send an e-mail affirming this.
Marty Malin, Arbitrator, Mediator
Floyd Weatherspoon, Arbitrator, Mediator
FMCS Institute for Conflict Management 202-606-3627 or 206-553-2773.

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