Policy Forum: Should Wisconsin Come to New York?

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Date: 03/18/2011

Is it legal to take away bargaining rights from unions because states are in a budget crisis?

Speakers will discuss “Should Wisconsin Come to New York? The Intersection of Collective Bargaining, Budgets and Politics” at a policy forum on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Meeting Room One in the Concourse of the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

The speakers are Richard Brodsky, former Member of Assembly, and John Faso, former Minority Leader of the Assembly. Abraham Lackman, former Secretary of the Senate Finance Committee and Clarence D. Rappleyea Government Scholar in Residence, Albany Law School, will serve as moderator.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government at the University of Albany and the Government Law Center of Albany Law School are co-sponsoring the policy forum.

Robert Ward, Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Institute said, “Few issues have ever caught the interest of the public as much as the issues of public-employee compensation and collective bargaining rights. These issues are especially important in New York, given its relatively large public sector and tradition of strong labor protections.”

Bennett Liebman, the Executive Director of the Government Law Center said, “Our  panelists for the program are the top of the line. They have all distinguished themselves in their long service to the people of New York State.”

The program is open to the public. Seating is limited, and, in order to secure seating, attendees should contact Katherine Rosenberg at 518-445-2329 or krose@albanylaw.edu.