What's the Problem with Arbitration
I have only a rudimentary understanding of the arbitration process (mostly based on following MLB), so forgive me, if I don't use the right language etc.
My grasp of the concept is that if the two sides are unable to agree, a neutral third party listens to both sides, and then decides on a fair compromise position. Then, everybody goes back to work, and the contract is done.
In principal, this doesn't sound so bad, and the best part is that no one gets caught in the middle. Students, and single-mothers, etc, don't lose services over something they have no control over.
But, it seems that this is generally frowned upon by unions? Why?
Does the government pick arbitrators more sympathetic to their cause? Is the process grossly unfair and biased? Why is it so undesired by unions in general?