Mayor v. Council of N.Y., 91 N.Y.3d 23 (2007)
The Mayor of the City of New York challenged a law that significantly altered the bargaining rights of unions representing certain fire and emergency medical services employees. The law, passed by the City Council over the objection of the Mayor, expanded the scope of matters that could be bargained for these employees. The case turned on a variety of legal issues involving provisions of the Taylor Law (New York’s statute governing labor relations in the public sector), Home Rule provisions of the New York Constitution, and terms of the New York City Charter. The firm represented the unions whose bargaining rights were at stake in successfully fending off the Mayor’s challenge.