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Originally published in Work and the Coronavirus.

Webinar - COVID-19: Permanent Impact on Public Sector Workforce

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on NYC and NYS workers and employers. Supervisory, technical, and logistical challenges of rapidly moving employees from on-site to remote or radically restructured locations required flexibility and reexaminations of work processes and service delivery. The collective bargaining process had to keep pace with the need to reassign staff, change hours and work expectations. Join us for a discussion about how some public sector organizations have made changes, which changes have worked and which have not, and what the workplace might look like when we go back to “normal.”

Jan 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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Ariel Avgar, ILR Associate Dean for Outreach and Associate Professor, Labor Relations, Law, and History


David M. Cohen, Executive Deputy Commissioner and Chief Administrative Officer, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Dina Kolker, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Daren Rylewicz, General Counsel and Director of Legal Services, Civil Service Employees Association, Local 1000
Michael Volforte, Director, NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations


Susan Panepento, Chair and Director, NYC Office of Collective Bargaining