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PERB through the years
PERB'S first Board - Chair Robert D. Helsby and Members Joseph R. Crowley and George H. Fowler.
George H. Fowler's swearing-in ceremony. Fowler was a Board Member from 1967 until 1972.
Robert D. Helsby, who served as PERB's Chair from 1967 until 1977, with Dean Streiff, director of field services for the New York Teachers' Association.
Helsby with New York State Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who was Governor when the Taylor Law was enacted.
The Governor's conference on Public Employment Relations in October 1968 drew nearly 700 labor specialists to discuss public employment relations.
During the conference, issues such as the right to strike, show cause hearings, compulsory or voluntary interest arbitration, and unfair labor practices were discussed.
Dr. George W. Taylor (left) chats with the Mayor of Suffern, N.Y. and the Executive Director of the NYS Conference of Mayors at the Governor's conference, October 1968.
Board Member Fred L.Denson speaks during a Board meeting with Chair Robert Helsby and Member Joseph Crowley.
Denson is sworn in by Chair Helsby in 1973. With Member Crowley.
Counting ballots at the first election in a police unit.
Teachers' strike in Vestal, New York, 1969. The strike lasted three days and involved approximately 75% of the school's teachers.
Ralph Vatalaro, PERB's Executive Director, and Harold R. Newman, at the time PERB's Director of Conciliation, 1969.
Martin Barr, PERB's Counsel from 1968 until 1989, speaks with an unidentified man.
Chair Helsby speaks with Harry Van Arsdale, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, 1968.
Fred L. Denson was a member of PERB's Board from 1973 until 1976.
Ida Klaus, Board Member from 1976 until 1984.
Chair Helsby speaks at a conference at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Harold R. Newman, Chair of PERB from 1978 until 1991, and his wife, Rita Cruz Newman.
The Reverend Canon David C. Randles, Board Member from 1978 until 1986.
PERB staff in the Albany office, mid-1980s.
Harold Newman. Newman served as PERB's Director of Conciliation from 1969 until 1977 and as PERB's Chair from 1978 until his retirement in 1991.
Newman had a long professional association with the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
New York State Governor Mario Cuomo (1983-1994) chats with Chair Pauline R. Kinsella (right) and CSEA's Statewide Secretary Irene Carr.
PERB staff, SUNY officials, and union representatives open and tally ballots for an election among graduate assistants and teaching assistants
The election involved approximately 4,000 eligible voters, the majority of whom cast ballots for representation by the Graduate Student Employees
Marc A. Abbott, Board Member from 1997 until 2004.
John T. Mitchell, Board Member from 1999 until 2006.
Harold Newman and Pauline Kinsella are honored by the New York State Bar Association.
Gary Johnson, PERB's Counsel from 1994 until 2003.
Board Member Eric J. Schermtz (1991-1997), Chair Pauline Kinsella (1991-1998), and Walter L. Eisenberg (1985-1995).
PERB employees count ballots during an election.
Adam Kaufman, Chief Regional Mediator in the Buffalo office.
PERB Counsel Gary Johnson leads a training session in the 1990's.
A mediation training session. 1998.
Director of Public Employment Practices and Representation (1969- 1996) Harvey Milowe and his wife, Joan, with Ken Toomey
Michael R. Cuevas, PERB's Chair from 1998 until 2006.
Long-time PERB Deputy Chair Jerry Lefkowitz and Janet Axelrod, Associate Counsel for NYSUT, with Jerry Thier
Monte Klein, Director of Public Employment Practices and Representation, 1996-2016.
Richard A. Currerri, Director of Conciliation from 1990 until 2012.
Jerry Lefkowitz served as PERB's Chair from 2007 until 2015. Here he is pictured with Howard Rubinstein.
Former and current PERB Chairs: Pauline Kinsella, Jerry Lefkowitz, Seth Agata, John Wirenius, and Michael Cuevas.