Include correspondence, proposals, documents, minutes, drafts, judicial records, and memoranda relating to New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller's Committee on Public Employee Relations, which was composed of Cole, George Taylor, (chairman), E. Wight Bakke, John Dunlop, and Frederick Harbison and to the Public Employees' Fair Employment Act (the "Taylor Law"), which it helped draft. Also included are data on a number of decisions handed down by the Public Employment Relations Board of New York State. Issues and topics discussed in the files include public employees' collective bargaining rights; New York State Labor Relations Act covering nonprofit hospitals (1963); "model" bargaining laws; right to strike among public employees and private sector employees; guarantees of right to negotiate for public employees; impact of market forces in private sector collective bargaining; public employees' political activities; dues checkoff; certification of exclusive bargaining agents; contractual relations; limitations of the Condon-Wadlin Act; grievance procedures for public employees; and compensation for public employees. Topics also include statutes of other states regarding public employees' collective bargaining rights; the Kheel Report of 1968 (supporting public employees' right to strike as part of "true" collective bargaining and claiming current law encourages public employees to strike); alternatives to right to strike; penalties for unions which authorize strikes; Civil Service Employees Association vs. Robert Helsby et al. (concerning appropriate bargaining unit for public employees); constitutionality of no-strike clause in Taylor Law; new militancy among public employees; "impasse" procedures; proposed amendments to Taylor Law; the Detroit Public Employee Fact Finding Board (Police Dispute Panel, 1968); and the reorganization of the "Taylor Committee" for the purpose of looking into alleged inadequacies in the original law. Also includes documents relating to the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), covering disputes involving the following unions: Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA); Westchester County Teachers' Association; Nassau County Teachers; Lake Pleasant Teachers' Association; District 32 Teachers' Association; Cornwall Teachers' Association; Somers School Teachers' Association; New Rochelle Federation of Teachers; Randolph Teachers' Association; Uniondale Teachers' Association; Fulton County Teachers; Pawling Central School Teachers' Association; Mahopac Teachers' Association; Goshen Teachers' Association; Sweet Home Teachers' Association; Education Association of South Orangetown; Irvington Police Association; Orange County CSEA; Broome County Employees; Elmsford School Faculty Association; Uniformed Firemen's Association, AFL-CIO; and United Federation of College Teachers, AFL-CIO. Issues covered include the impact of school decentralization on teacher negotiations; advisability of $10,000 a day penalty for strikes; removal of 18-month checkoff suspension penalty; penalties for individual employees who strike; encouragement of non-binding arbitration between employer and employee; New York City Garbage Strike (1968); certification of various unions; 1969 amendments to law which empowered PERB to "remedy" "improper" employer and employee practices; relation of local government to state law; and proper employee bargaining unit. Also includes correspondence with the following people: Arvid Anderson, George W. Taylor, Grace Nulty (Civil Service Employees' Association), Harold S. Roberts (University of Hawaii), Robert Helsby (PERB), and Ralph Vatalaro (Governor's Conference on Public Employment Relations), among others.