Fifty years after passage of the Taylor Law, New York State is home to the nation’s most heavily unionized state and local government workforce. But the landscape of public-sector collective bargaining could be altered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, challenging agency fee payments to government unions.

In May 2018, the Empire Center hosted a conference focused on the Taylor Law’s impact and legacy—culminating in “Janus: Pro and Con,” featuring two of New York’s most prominent experts.


Taylor + 50
Reconsidering the cost and consequences of New York’s public-sector collective bargaining law

Remarks
EJ McMahon, Research Director, Empire Center

Panel
Hon. Sam Teresi, Mayor of Jamestown, NY
Elayne Gold, Founding Partner, Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux LLP
Jay Worona, Deputy Executive Director, General Counsel and Director of Legal & Policy Services, New York State School Boards Association

Moderator: David Lombardo, Capitol Reporter, Albany Times Union

 


Janus: Pro and Con
Debating the issues raised by the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME

State Senator Diane Savino (D-Brooklyn and Staten Island), Ranking Member, Labor Committee, and Vice-Chair, Finance Committee
Daniel DiSalvo, Associate Professor, City College of New York-CUNY; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; author of Government Against Itself: Public Union Power and Its Consequences

Moderator: Liz Benjamin, Host of Capital Tonight, Spectrum News

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