Arbitration? Consider Your "Decider" Carefully..

In arbitration, a neutral third party is empowered by the parties involved, to decide the outcome of a dispute.  Somewhat resembling legal proceedings, it is generally agreed beforehand the arbitrators decision will be final.

Perusing through a recent financial statement of the MEA I decided to randomly pick a name of someone who had been compensated for one reason or another..  Aside from the DOZENS of $120K/yearly employees and stooges, there are a number of outside attorneys and contractors who make their livelihood through this bloated union monopoly.

The person I decided to follow up on is Arbitrator Paul E. Glendon. I assume nothing of this person’s character, nor do I know him…

BUT,  when we make decisions that involve political issues such as union matters, the selection of an arbitrator might well be a carefully considered one.  His selection serves well as a single referenced case that suggests a bias before the details could even be known.

AUTOMOTIVE AND ARMAMENTS COMMAND, WARREN, MICH., AND AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, LOCAL 1658.” US Fed News Service, Including US State News. HT Media Ltd. 2006. HighBeam Research. 2 Dec. 2009 <http://www.highbeam.com>.

Now add to this the ongoing support by this “arbitrator” of a particular political philosophy, and you might see a trend..

Contributor Candidate or PAC Amount Date
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI
Self employed/Arbitrator
OBAMA, BARACK (D)
President
OBAMA FOR AMERICA
$250
general
10/23/08
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self/Arbitrator
ACTBLUE $250
primary
10/22/08
Glendon, Paul E
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self/Arbitrator
SCHAUER, MARK HAMILTON (D)
House (MI 07)
SCHAUER FOR CONGRESS
$250
general
10/22/08
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
self/Attorney/Arbitrator
ACTBLUE $250
primary
10/11/08
Glendon, Paul E
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self Employed/Labor Arbitrator
PETERS, GARY (D)
House (MI 09)
PETERS FOR CONGRESS
$250
general
10/11/08
Glendon, Paul E
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self/Arbitrator
SCHAUER, MARK HAMILTON (D)
House (MI 07)
SCHAUER FOR CONGRESS
$250
general
09/24/08
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self/Arbitrator
ACTBLUE $250
primary
09/24/08
Glendon, Paul E
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self Employed/Labor Arbitrator
PETERS, GARY (D)
House (MI 09)
PETERS FOR CONGRESS
$500
primary
08/05/08
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self/Labor Arbitrator
ACTBLUE $500
primary
08/05/08
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self/Attorney
SCHWARZ, JOHN (R)
House (MI 07)
SCHWARZ FOR CONGRESS
$2,100
primary
05/22/06
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self/Arbitrator/Attorney
KERRY, JOHN F (D)
President
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC
$2,000
primary
04/22/04
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self Employed/Arbitrator
MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITEE (D) $250
primary
02/25/04
Glendon, Paul
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Self Employed/Arbitrator/Management
DINGELL, JOHN D. MR. (D)
House (MI 15)
JOHN D. DINGELL FOR CONGRESS
$500
primary
05/14/03
GLENDON, PAUL E
ANN ARBOR, MI 48105
ARBITRATOR
POLLACK, LANA (D)
Senate – MI
LANA POLLACK FOR U S SENATE
$250
primary
06/06/94

Suppose my business was fighting for its economic life against the will of a union, and the suggestion of arbitration was placed before me.  It seems I would at least investigate the possibility the arbitrator they pick might have a predisposition to favor  the labor mentality..  hmm?

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2 comments for “Arbitration? Consider Your "Decider" Carefully..

  1. Colin Burns
    December 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Seems to me that you are making assumptions about his character. I could be wrong. It could simply be my ‘labor mentality’… hmm?

    • JGillman
      December 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

      perhaps it is.

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