The Taylor Law @ 50 (DR800)

Thursday, May 10 – Friday, May 11, 2018

The Taylor Law @ 50: Bright Spots and Pressure Points Conference


Spots are filling up fast, and registration closes on May 1!

The New York State Public Employment Relations Board, Cornell University’s ILR School and Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, and the New York State Bar Association will be holding a special conference recognizing New York’s Taylor Law and its substantial influence on public sector labor relations over the past 50 years.   The conference will include presentations by practitioners and scholars that showcase the Taylor Law’s significant contributions to New York State public sector labor-management relations, examine and assess areas where the Taylor Law’s effectiveness has been weakened, and document and analyze emerging and alternative legal and public policy models and frameworks.  The program will include a panel of former Chairs reflecting on their time at PERB and the meaning of the Taylor Law.  Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Harry Katz from Cornell University and Professor Cynthia Estlund from New York University School of Law.

The day-and-a-half conference will be held on May 10-11, 2018 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY. 

Registration Fees

January 16th - March 15th = $375.00

March 16th - May 1st = $425.00

May 2nd - May 10th = $450.00

Conference Agenda (PDF, 238 KB)

All registered participants will receive a copy of the conference proceedings.


Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days before the program; we will refund your payment, less $25 per person processing fee.


For overnight accommodations, please call The Desmond at (518) 869-8100 or book online here.  To receive the discounted room rate of $129, indicate that you are with group #12N11X.  The Taylor Law Conference rate applies to reservations made by April 25, 2018.

Special Accommodations

Please advise if you require assistive aids or services to fully participate in this program.

CLE Credit Pending

NYSBA will be the accredited supplier of CLE's.  For more information on the financial hardship policy for CLE purposes, contact Sarah Coleman, Deputy Chair at PERB, at 518-457-2578.




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