Labor Relations Overview: New York
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services
- Most private employers fall under the jurisdiction of the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). New York does, however, regulate labor relations for employers that are not subject to the National Labor Relations Board by means of the New York State Employment Relations Act (SERA). See State Employment Relations Act.
- The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) took over administration of the SERA in 2010, which was formerly administered by the State Employment Relations Board (SERB). See State Employment Relations Act.
- New York's public sector labor relations are governed by the Public Employees' Fair Employment Act, also known as the Taylor Law. See Public Sector Labor Relations.
- The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) administers the Taylor Law. See Public Sector Labor Relations.
- New York allows the recognition of unions based on certification of a majority of signed authorization cards. See Card Check.