About the Award
Attorneys, whether publicly or privately employed, who have devoted substantially their entire careers to the advancement and development of public sector labor and employment law at the state and local level are eligible to receive the Arvid Anderson Award.
This award recognizes an attorney whose career substantially contributed to the development of public sector labor law as exemplified by Arvid Anderson. Arvid Anderson pioneered labor law for public employees at the state and local level first as Secretary and Commissioner of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission from 1948 to 1967 and then as Chairman of the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining from 1968 to 1987. Mr. Anderson was the president of the National Academy of Arbitrators in 1987. He also served as a Member of the Secretary of Labor’s Task Force on Excellence in State and Local Government and has been a long-time member of the and Local Government Bargaining and Employment Law Committee.