Below is a list of organizations (both private and public) involved in the arbitration process.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Organizations

American Arbitration Association (AAA): The AAA offers a wide range of services, including education and training, publications and the resolution of a wide range of disputes through mediation, arbitration, elections and other out-of-court settlement techniques.

American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution: The Section’s website provides information on ABA ADR initiatives, including the Dispute Resolution Magazine and links to other ADR sites.

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)  ACR is a national professional association for mediators, arbitrators, educators and other conflict resolution practitioners.

International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR):  CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that, for more than 35 years, has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently.  CPR’s membership consists of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world.

Government Agencies

Association of Labor Relations Associations:  The ALRA’s website provides access to the websites of the labor relations agencies in the United States and Canada.  The sites of the individual agencies in turn provide information about local bargaining laws, agency decisions and other useful information for anyone exploring the public sector collective bargaining process.

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS): The FMCS provides arbitration and mediation services to industry, communities, and governmental agencies worldwide. Its mission is to improve labor-management relations, promote collective bargaining, and enhance organizational effectiveness.

National Mediation Board: (NMB) provides mediation and arbitration services to transportations services engaged in interstate commerce, primarily railroads and airlines under the Railway Labor Act.