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A grass-roots experiment to resolve workplace problems


Leaders from the business, labor, academic, religious, and ADR communities in Massachusetts have gotten together to form a “workplace network” to encourage the use of ADR mechanisms in the resolution of workplace disputes and problems. The Massachusetts experiment may serve as a model for other states. Current ADR initiatives of the new Network focus on discrimination cases, health and safety issues, and education and training.

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Susan C. Eaton is a Ph.D. student in industrial relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a research fellow of the Massachusetts Workplace Network, c/o Sloan School of Management, MIT E52-532, Cambridge, Mass. 02139.Thomas A. Kochan is the George M. Bunker Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the past president of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA).

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Eaton, S.C., Kochan, T.A. A grass-roots experiment to resolve workplace problems. Negot J 12, 175–179 (1996).

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