Definitions for "Grievance arbitration"
The process of resolving a labor dispute involving the application or interpretation of a collective bargaining agreement, by asking an impartial third party to make a decision after both labor and management have presented their cases.
A dispute resolution process whereby a neutral third party--the arbitrator--hears a grievance and makes a decision which is usually both final and binding on both parties. This process is used when the grievance procedure fails to produce a resolution of a grievance.
Final step in a grievance procedure used to determine whether a violation, misapplication, or misinterpretation of an existing agreement has occurred.