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New York State Public Employment Relations Board Office of Public Employment Practices and Representation Improper Practice Charge Case Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Files in this series document complaints and decisions in improper practice cases, including those relating to the Taylor Law. Cases handled by the New York City mini-PERB are not included. Files contain petitions, notices, briefs, affidavits, answers, exhibits, hearing transcripts, correspondence, work notes, decisions, and in certain cases withdrawal requests or appeal papers. Most cases involve union charges against management practices and contain more information than is found in published decisions.
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Quantity:
866 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1967-2011
Series Number:
17493

Arrangement

Roughly by assigned case number.

17493-08, 17493-16A, 17493-16B, 17493-19, 17493-19B: Unarranged.

Administrative History

The Representation and Improper Practice Unit of the Public Employment Relations Board reviews petitions from public employee organizations and employers concerning the creation of new negotiating units and recognition of employee bargaining agents, approves the transfer of members between existing units, and designates management/confidential positions. The unit issues decisions on improper labor practice charges and declaratory rulings clarifying whether certain matters are subject to collective negotiations. The unit also conducts hearings to determine if work stoppages are illegal strikes.

Scope and Content Note

Files in this series, which have "U" case numbers, document complaints and decisions in improper practice cases, including those relating to the Taylor Law. Cases handled by the New York City mini-PERB are not included. Files contain petitions, notices, briefs, affidavits, answers, exhibits, hearing transcripts, correspondence, work notes, decisions, and in certain cases withdrawal requests or appeal papers. Most cases involve union charges against management practices. The files contain far more information about charges and responses than is found in published decisions. Cases are tracked through docket books that are scheduled for transfer to, but not yet in the possession of the State Archives.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 16228 Improper Practice Charges and Legal Suits (Litigated), contains related records generated by the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER).

Other finding aids

Container lists are available at the repository, except as noted below.

17493-08, 17493-14, 17493-14A, 17493-15: Folder list is available at the repository.

17493-18, 17493-18A, 17493-18B, 17493-19, 17493-19A: Transfer list is available at the repository.

The cumulative digest and index to volumes 1-10 of Official Decisions, Opinions, and Related Matters (Public Employment Relations Board of the State of New York), 1968-1977, provides an alphabetical "table of parties" to PERB cases and their corresponding case numbers (pages 10001-10088). A "table of parties" and "case number index" are included in each subsequent volume of Official Decisions, Opinions, and Related Matters.

Processing Information

17493-08: This accretion was part of the collection of PERB records accessioned by the New York State Archives from Cornell University's School of Labor Management (#5140). Accession of this accretion resulted from a project by State Archives staff in 2008 to accession or integrate estrayed or unidentified records.

17493-16B: This accretion was part of the collection of PERB records accessioned by the New York State Archives from Cornell University's School of Labor Management (#5140). Accession of this accretion resulted from a project by State Archives staff in 2016 to accession or integrate estrayed or unidentified records.

17493-19B: This accretion was part of the collection of PERB records accessioned by the New York State Archives from Cornell University's School of Labor Management (#5140). Accession of this accretion resulted from a project by State Archives staff in 2019 to accession or integrate estrayed or unidentified records.

Acquistion Information

17493-13: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 860021, 880002, 900001, 900006, 910003, 910010, 910013, 910015, 910016, 910017, 920004, 920008, 920017, 930004, 930015, 930018, 940001, 940002, 940004, 940008, 940014, 950002, 950016, 960010, 960012, 960014, 970002, 970012, 020013, 020014, 020015, 030004, 030011, 040002, 040011, 050003, 050005, 050008, 050010, 050016, 050021, 050023, 050024, 050025, 060001, 060005, 070001, 070013, 070010, 070011, 070015, 070016, 090002, 090009, and 090011.

17493-14: This accretion includes records from transfer list 070022.

17493-14A: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 000003, 000015, 010006, 010019, 040014, 050009, 080005, 080008, 080009, 960006, 980007, 990008, 980011, 990005, 090001, 030013, 010009, 010013, and 010015.

17493-15: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 090010 and 090003.

17493-16: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 090025, 090030, and 100001.

17493-16A: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 100006 and 100010.

17493-17: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 100013 and 100015.

17493-17A: This accretion includes records from transfer list 110002.

17493-18: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 120001 and 120007.

17493-18A: This accretion includes records from transfer list 120011.

17493-18B: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 120015 and 120017.

17493-19: This accretion was transferred under RDA 17493 and includes records from transfer lists 130001, 130004, and 140019.

17493-19A: This accretion includes records from transfer list 130012.

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