Issues Unique To Pennsylvania Public Safety Employers And Unions


April 4, 2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Issues Unique To Pennsylvania Public Safety Employers And Unions 

There are basic distinctions between profit-generating entities in the private sector and governmental entities funded by taxpayer dollars, including differences in the right to collectively bargain for private sector employees and Pennsylvania public sector employees.  There are further differences if the public entities negotiating are engaged in public safety—some less favorable, and others which other employee groups would love to have.


Stephen J. Holroyd is a partner with the firm of Holroyd Gelman, P.C., and he spent many years prior to that with the firm of Jennings Sigmond. He has extensive experience representing police units and corrections officers.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University-Camden College of Arts and Sciences in 1987. Thereafter, he received his juris doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Camden in 1990.

Long involved in the labor movement, Steve served as a shop steward and executive board member with Local 106 of the International Union of Electric, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO, from 1985 through 1990. After graduating from law school, he worked for the National Labor Relations Board’s Newark, New Jersey, and Philadelphia Regional Offices from 1990 through 1997. During his tenure with the Board, he served as President and Secretary of Local 22 of the National Labor Relations Board Union from 1991 through 1994.

Steve is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and is also licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the District Court for the District of New Jersey, the District Court for the District of Maryland, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. In September 2007 he was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America, the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States, and has appeared in every subsequent edition. In 2016, Steve was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer—an honor he has retained in every subsequent edition—and in November 2018 he was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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This event will take place virtually

Registration and Pricing

This event is complimentary, courtesy of Central PA LERA, but we do ask that you register by 5:00 pm on April 4!


Bookings are closed for this event.