Rick Bales is a faculty member at of Ohio Northern University Law (visiting at Akron Law 2018-20). He has published more than eighty scholarly articles and authored or co-authored eight books on a variety of topics related to labor/employment/ADR. His most recent book, Cambridge Handbook of US Labor Law: Reinventing Labor Law for the 21st Century, will be published in January 2020. In addition to teaching and writing, Rick is a part-time labor arbitrator. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and serves on FMCS and AAA panels.