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The primary reason why the proposed Uniform Arbitration Act should not be adopted is because, by an express provision in section 1, the Act is made applicable to "arbitration agreements between employers and employees or between their respective representatives." My experience as an arbitrator has been confined almost exclusively to labor disputes of which I have arbitrated hundreds. Consequently, I do not purport to be able to judge whether or not the proposed Act would be a valuable adjunct to the existing arbitration law in the area of commercial arbitration. But I am convinced that, if applied to labor arbitrations, the proposed Act would do much more harm than good, and I believe that at least some of my specific objections are equally applicable to commercial arbitrations.