Wallkill v Civil Serv. Empls. Assn., Inc. (Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Town of Wallkill Police Dept. Unit, Orange County Local 836), 2012 NY Slip Op 07146
Essentially Wallkill holds that "police discipline may not be a subject of collective bargaining under the Taylor Law when the Legislature has expressly committed disciplinary authority over a police department to local officials." NYPPL’s summary of the Wallkill decision is posted on the Internet at http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/2012/10/negotiating-disciplinary-procedures.html .
Assuming, but not conceding, that PERB has jurisdiction to consider the merits of the Union's complaint, another consideration that may impact the resolution of the Schenectady Police Officers' Union's claims are certain statutes set out in the Unconsolidated Law. Unconsolidated Law §1041 addressed the removal of police officers in the competitive class and Chapter 360 of the Laws of 1911 addresses certain terms and conditions of employment affecting police officers.