I pulled this from the comments section on one of the Toronto Star's anti-union pieces. See here for what the University used to think of binding arbitration. Cliff's Notes version:
- Arbitration is not "owned" by any participant
- Arbitration subverts the search for "mutually agreed upon settlement"
- Costs may be imposed that are outside the University's budgetary limits
- An arbitrator "cannot possibly appreciate hte subtleties and complexities of a university such as York."
For YUFA, as with other trade unions, the right of employees to withdraw their services is the ultimate method of resolving disputes.