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Hinshaw offers perspective on bus strike

August 05, 2013

Clinical Professor Art Hinshaw weighed in on a recent bus driver strike in the southeast Valley during an interview with Mark Brodie of KJZZ on Aug. 2.

Hinshaw was asked to speculate as to what was going on in the negotiations once the strike was called. He said that what usually happens is that the negotiators are reassessing their goals and interests, and reassign the goals and interests of their counterparts. 

“The negotiators will spend a lot of time going back and forth on this,” Hinshaw said.

He went on to say that the threat of a strike gives a unionized workforce its most leverage in labor negotiations. Once a strike is called, however, a new group of people are brought into the negotiation – those who are impacted by the strike.

To hear the interview, click here.

Hinshaw is director of the Lodestar Mediation Clinic. His research and teaching interests lie in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), primarily mediation and negotiation. He is active in the ADR community, having served on several academic and professional committees at the state and national levels. Currently, he serves as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance.