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New York State Public Employment Relations Board Counsel's Office Strike 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:
The series consists of legal files with "D" case numbers, created when an employee organization work stoppage, as reported to counsel at the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), is investigated by that office and determined to constitute a strike. Strikes by public employees are illegal under the state Taylor Law, which provides penalties. That law also created PERB to resolve government labor-management disputes.
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Quantity:
111 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1967-2003
Series Number:
17502

Arrangement

Numerical by assigned case number.

17502-08, 17502-19: Unarranged.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of legal files with "D" case numbers, created when an employee organization work stoppage, as reported to counsel at the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), is investigated by that office and determined to constitute a strike. Strikes by public employees are illegal under the state Taylor Law, which provides penalties. That law also created PERB to resolve government labor-management disputes.

Files may include information gathered from work stoppage investigations (the step preceding determination of a strike). In addition, there may be copies of the strike notice and charge issued by PERB counsel or the employer's chief officer; correspondence and memoranda relating to a hearing held by the Office of Public Employment Practices and Representation; the hearing officer's decision; counsel's recommendation for penalties; and PERB's final determination on penalties.

17502-92: The bulk of these records, representing 78 strike cases dating from 1967-1982, are copies of briefs or memoranda by the charging party to a hearing officer. The majority of these involve teachers' associations, with a lesser number deriving from transit, law enforcement, and other municipal public service organizations. A separate folder at the start of the accretion contains copies of approximately 125 notices of strike charges filed (as violations of Section 210.1 of the Civil Service Law) between 1972 and 1980.

17502-99A: This accretion contains the following strike case files: Yonkers (1990) CSEA; Amsterdam (1994); and Nassau County PERB (1981-1982).

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Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Other finding aids

Folder lists for each accretion are 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.

Custodial History

17502-08: 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.

17502-16: 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.

17502-19: This accretion was part of the collection of PERB reco

rds 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

17502-14: This accretion includes records from transfer lists 930009 and 980003.

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