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of Disputes ("RODs")
How to find a ROD on a specific topic or issue
Each ROD opinion is given a number. Most ROD opinions
have a prefix which indicates the Wage Agreement under which they
were decided. Therefore, ROD 84-390 indicates that the ROD was decided
under the 1984 Wage Agreement while ROD 88-042 was decided under
the 1988 Wage Agreement. The exceptions are the following: RODs
under the 1978 Agreement do not have a prefix; therefore, ROD 227
indicates that the ROD was decided under the 1978 Wage Agreement.
The other exception is RODs that are decided under the Coal Act.
A ROD with the prefix "CA"--for example, CA-020--indicates that
the ROD was decided under the Coal Act. Q&A's (for definition see
ROD History) with a prefix of '81' address health issues. All other
Q&A's address eligibility issues.
You can search for a ROD in the following ways:
- Word Search - you can type a word
or a phrase.
- Employer Benefit Plan Index
- this index follows the general format of the Employer Benefit
Plan. Opinions are arranged alphabetically by subject matter.
The ROD numbers have been hyperlinked to the ROD document; therefore,
you can click on the ROD number to view the document. Click
on your browser's "Back" button to return to the Index.