January 5, 1991 |
With free agency having again sent baseball salaries soaring, the process known as arbitration will next fuel the inflationary cycle. A total of 180 players, including 11 Angels and 10 Dodgers, can begin filing today, with a deadline of Jan. 15. The hearings will be held during the first three weeks of February, with an arbitrator choosing either a figure submitted by a player or by his club on Jan. 18. The player and club may negotiate until the hearing begins.
February 23, 1991 |
Third baseman Jack Howell lost his salary case Friday, giving the Angels a 1991 arbitration record of 1-1. Arbitrator Anthony Sinicropi, who heard arguments Thursday in Chicago, picked the Angels' figure of $652,500 for this season over the figure of $835,000. Howell earned $652,500 last season, when he hit .228 with eight home runs and 33 runs batted in. The other Angel to have a hearing this winter, first baseman Wally Joyner, won a salary of $2.1 million instead of the Angels' figure of $1.
November 20, 2001 |
The union representing mechanics for UAL Corp.'s United Airlines has rejected an arbitration effort by a government board, raising the possibility of a strike at the second-biggest U.S. carrier. The International Assn. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers turned down the National Mediation Board's offer to help resolve a contract dispute between the Chicago-based carrier and 15,000 mechanics and other employees, union spokesman Joe Tiberi said.
February 15, 1988
Andre Dawson of the Chicago Cubs lost his arbitration case Sunday when an arbitrator awarded him $1,850,000 instead of his request for a record $2 million. Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg took four hours of testimony Friday from Dawson, his agent, Dick Moss, and Cub vice president Don Grenesko. Dawson is the eighth player to lose in 10 arbitration decisions this winter. "We're glad the process is over," Grenesko said.
September 3, 1999 |
With the resignations of 22 major league umpires having become effective Thursday, their union faced the possibility that one failed labor strategy could lead to another. In exchange for management agreeing to keep the 22 on salary through the final month of the season and submit the dispute to arbitration, the union agreed to withdraw a federal lawsuit and its allegation to the National Labor Relations Board of unfair labor practice by management.
January 16, 1997 |
American Airlines and its pilots passed up a chance Wednesday to have their contract dispute settled by an arbitrator, putting the nation's No. 2 carrier 30 days away from a possible strike. If no settlement is reached during the so-called cooling-off period, the pilots would be allowed to strike Feb. 15 and American would be free to impose the contract it wants. American's parent company, AMR Corp.
August 8, 2000 |
An international arbitrator Monday ended a long-standing dispute between Arthur Andersen and its sister firm Andersen Consulting, ruling that the profitable consulting arm can run its own show without any future payments to the accounting firm. Both sides claimed victory after the ruling by a Paris-based arbitrator, but Arthur Andersen's chief executive resigned hours after the decision came down.
February 20, 2010 |
Jeff Mathis didn't have much in the way of regular-season offensive statistics to support his case in arbitration, but the catcher's impressive defensive resume and some big playoff hits apparently swayed a three-person panel in his favor. Mathis was awarded a salary of $1.3 million on Friday, a significant amount over the $700,000 figure submitted by the Angels. The 26-year-old, who shares time behind the plate with Mike Napoli , hit only .211 with five home runs and 28 runs batted in last season.
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May 26, 1994 |
In a small victory for the Westminster firefighters union, a federal judge has ordered the city to submit to arbitration of a grievance filed by Paul Gilbrook, the union president who was fired in February. This week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Ronald S. Lew means that the cases of five other recently dismissed Fire Department employees will also be resolved by arbitration, not a City Council-appointed panel.
March 30, 2001 |
Delta Air Lines Inc.'s pilots rejected binding arbitration for a new contract, triggering a 30-day countdown that may end in a strike at the carrier that had already accepted the arbitration offer. The countdown will let talks proceed on pay increases, retirement benefits and other terms before a walkout. The rejection comes as Delta enters a fourth day of a pilots strike at its Comair commuter carrier.