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Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Webinar: Labor Negotiations

Labor negotiations in the public-employee union space in New York State present a unique environment for participants to resolve their conflicts.

The statutory and regulatory scheme, under the Taylor Law, established the framework for collective bargaining and has led to years of relative labor peace, all but eliminating labor disruptions of government services.

In this webinar, presented by the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, labor negotiation expert Michael Chwick will discuss the positive and negative implications of the Taylor Law and their relevance to professionals operating in the world of negotiations, mediation, and conflict resolution.

Please note that this webinar will be recorded and may be used for promotional purposes.


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About the Speaker

Michael Chwick has over 30 years of diverse experience as an educator, labor negotiator, and attorney. Most recently, he was the lead contract negotiator for the City School District of New Rochelle, a diverse 1,300 member public-employee labor union. He represented the membership in all collective bargaining matters, including researching, developing strategies, and leading negotiations. In addition to his role as labor negotiator, Chwick taught high school- and college-level classes at New Rochelle High School, including United States History, Law and Government, and Business Law classes. Chwick started his career as a lawyer representing individuals and business clients in a variety of legal matters, including corporate, commercial financing, secured transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, litigation, and personal injury law. He received a J.D. from St John’s University Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Binghamton University.

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Michael Chwick