Second Edition of Richard Perhacs' "Labor Relations for School Leaders" Book Now Available

Posted on March 06, 2019


Rwp 2Nd Edition

The Second Edition of Richard Perhacs' book, Labor Relations for School Leaders: A Practical Guide to Labor Contracts, Negotiations, Strikes and Grievances, is now available through the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA). Orders can be placed here.

The first edition came out in 2013 and has been helpful to countless school district administrators and board members. It has also been used for college courses at the University of Pittsburgh, Westminster College, and Gannon University.

The update includes commentary of the Supreme Court’s Janus decision and expanded material on outsourcing.

Rich Perhacs

Richard W. Perhacs

Mr. Perhacs has counseled both local government and business employers on labor and employment law issues for over 40 years. He has represented more than a dozen public school systems, including Erie’s Public Schools with over 1,300 employees. A former faculty member in Gannon University's MBA program, he also taught Employment Relations for Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business. He served four County Executives as Solicitor for Labor Relations for Erie County prior to being appointed as County Solicitor in May 2018.

Mr. Perhacs is also the fiction book reviewer for the Erie Reader, the Erie region’s arts and culture magazine. Some of his past reviews can be viewed here. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2017.

For more information, please contact Sarah Holland.