2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Public Employees Fair Employment Act, commonly known as the Taylor Law. This New York Law was one of the first state law to grant public workers the right to unionize, to require public employers and unions to bargain in good faith over working conditions, and to mandate conciliation of bargaining impasses.
In conjunction with Hunter’s National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, and the Joseph F. Murray Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, Roosevelt House will sponsor a series of panels and conversations examining the Taylor Law in historical context, and exploring the future of public sector unionization and collective bargaining. We hope you can join us.
3:30: Welcoming Remarks
3:45 – 5:15: Panel 1
5:30 – 7:00: Panel 2