Shlomo Bar-Ayal filed a claim against Time Warner Cable, Inc. alleged that they unlawfully collected franchise fees from the Plaintiff and from other similarly situated consumers. The Plaintiff alleges that “Internet access services should not have been included in the calculation of the franchise fee.” The court ultimately determined that the Plaintiff was bound to the arbitration agreement since the Plaintiff had time and opportunity to review it and agree to it.
Labor unions overwhelmingly opposed this measure which basically allows elected officials to have the final say on an arbitrator’s award. While Arbitration is clearly being undermined, critics of the new measure must ask if arbitration is the ideal forum to resolve labor disputes in these economic times.
In an attempt to revamp the negotiations, opposition representatives contacted their adversaries and stipulated that a negotiation was crucial for the benefit of Poland. As a result, negotiations reconvened in early March … The opposition’s actions, which probably precluded an irreconcilable impasse, are most appropriately analyzed in the context of William Ury’s “Five Steps of Breakthrough Negotiation.”
Part III will examine the specific negotiation tactics employed in the Second Official Proposal and analyze why these tactics either succeeded or failed.