MCIE Self-Study: HOT TOPICS IN PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR LAW
By Kerianne Steele and Tim Yeung
Kerianne Steele is a partner with Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, where she represents unions and employees, primarily in the public sector. Tim Yeung is a partner with Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP, where he represents employers in all areas of employment and labor law. The views expressed in this article are the authors’ individual perspectives and do not necessarily reflect the views of their law firms or their clients. Ms. Steele would like to thank her colleague, Ben Fuchs, for his contributions to this piece.
In this article, the authors explore three hot topics: the duty to bargain during an emergency, potential legislation giving PERB new remedial authority, and the advent of Bargaining for the Common Good. Each section is prefaced with an introduction followed by either Ms. Steele providing the Labor Advocate’s viewpoint or Mr. Yeung providing the Management Advocate’s viewpoint, and then a counter viewpoint.