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collyer doctrine n[from Collyer Insulated Wire, 192 N.L.R.B. 837 (1971), the ruling that resulted in it]
: a doctrine in labor law under which the National Labor Relations Board will defer an issue brought before it to arbitration if the issue can be resolved under the collective bargaining agreement in arbitration compare spielberg doctrine
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.