• Bio:

    William A. Herbert is a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College and the Executive Director of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. His scholarship focuses on labor law, history, and policy including the impact of workplace technologies on privacy and associational rights.


    Mr. Herbert is co-editor of the treatise Lefkowitz on Public Sector Labor and Employment Law and has authored book chapters and articles concerning public sector labor history and other subjects. Prior to joining the Hunter College faculty, Mr. Herbert was Deputy Chair and Counsel to the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Before his tenure at PERB, he practiced labor and employment law for over two decades.


    Mr. Herbert is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.

  • Recent Publications:

    Co-editor, Lefkowitz on Public Sector Labor and Employment Law, Fourth Edition;
    The Winds of Changes Shift: An Analysis of Recent Growth in Bargaining Units and Representation Efforts in Higher Education;
    Just Cause Discipline for Social Networking in the New Gilded Age: Will the Law Look the Other Way?;
    Collective Bargaining Law in the Firing Line at the Supreme Court.

  • Current Projects:

    Public sector unionism in the United States prior to World War II;
    Collective bargaining and labor relations in higher education.

  • Research Areas: Labor History, Labor Law, Labor Policy