New York State Joint Legislature Committee on the Taylor Law Records
Collection Number: 5209
Kheel Center for Labor- Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
New York State Joint Legislature Committee on the Taylor Law Records, 1971
New York State Joint Legislature Committee on the Taylor Law
1.5 linear ft.
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Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Include selected testimony, minutes of executive sessions, correspondence and the Committee's final report.
Collection material in English
The New York State Joint Legislative Committee on the Taylor Law was appointed (1971) to study labor disputes involving public employees and, specifically, their right to strike.
In the fall of 1971, two years after a major New York teachers' strike, the New York legislature appointed a joint legislative committee to study proposed revisions of the Taylor Law which prohibited strikes by public employees.
The Committee consisted of Robert Helsby, Public Employment Relations Board; state Senators Theodore Day (chairman), Edward Lentol, John Flynn, Leon Giuffreda, Thomas Laverne, and Waldaba Stewart; and Assemblymen Stanley Herbst, Charles Jerabek, Chester Straub, and Clark C. Wemple. The Committee's staff was headed by Martin P. Catherwood.
Includes selected testimony, minutes of executive sessions, correspondence and the Committee's final report.
Testimony includes that of Victor Gotbaum, executive-director, District Council 37, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Albert Shanker, president, United Federation of Teachers; Herbert Haber, director, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining; Ida Klaus, executive-director of staff relations for the New York City Board of Education; and Herbert H. Smith, executive-director, County Officers' Association. Also included are minutes of some of the Committee's executive sessions, its final report, and a fragment of routine correspondence.
The Major question before the Committee was whether public employees have the right to strike and, if not, should they be forced to submit to compulsory arbitration. Other issues included the agency shop, impasse procedures and proposed penalties for strikers and their unions.
Catherwood, Martin P. (Martin Paul), 1904-1978.
Day, Theodore D.
Fink, Stanley, 1936-
Flynn, John E.
Gallagher, John T.
Gilman, Benjamin A.
Giuffreda, Leon E.
Jerabek, Charles A.
Lentol, Edward S.
Segal, Martin E.
Smith, Herbert H.
Straub, Chester J.
Wemple, Clark C.
New York (N.Y.). Board of Education.
New York (N.Y.). Office of Collective Bargaining.
New York (State). Public Employees' Fair Employment Law
United Federation of Teachers
United States. Wage Stabilization Board.
Civil service--New York (State)
Employee-management relations in government--New York (State)
State government employees--New York (State)
Collective bargaining. Civil service. New York (State).
Strikes and lockouts. Civil service. New York (State).
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New York State Joint Legislature Committee on the Taylor Law Records #5209. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
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