Collyer Doctrine Law and Legal Definition

Collyer Doctrine as used in labor law is a principle under which the National Labor Relations Board will refer an issue brought before it to arbitration if the issue can be resolved under the collective bargaining agreement. The standard was set in the case Collyer Insulated Wire 192 N.L.R.B. 837 (N.L.R.B. 1971), from which the doctrine derives its name.