Public Sector Labor Relations: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: James S. Urban, Jones Day
- Public sector employees, such as state, county and municipal employees, are covered by the Public Employee Relations Act (PERA). See The Public Employee Relations Act.
- Police and Firefighters in Pennsylvania are covered by the Police and Firefighter Collective Bargaining Law, commonly known in Pennsylvania as Act 111. See Police and Firefighter Collective Bargaining Law.
- Public school employees are covered by the Collective Bargaining Law for School Employees, commonly known in Pennsylvania as Act 88. See Collective Bargaining Law for School Employees.
- The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Boar+d has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of unfair labor practices, collective bargaining disputes, mediation and arbitration for public sector employees. See The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.