spielberg doctrine n[after the Spielberg Manufacturing Company, subject of an unfair labor practice complaint that prompted the formation of the doctrine]
: a doctrine in labor law: the National Labor Relations Board will defer to an arbitrator's decision regarding a contract dispute if the arbitrator's decision was not repugnant to the National Labor Relations Act, the arbitration proceedings provided a hearing as fair as would have been provided before the NLRB, and the contract required binding arbitration compare collyer doctrine
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