Monday, January 3, 2011
During the past holiday and new years period, it came to our attention that labor arbitrator and former Dean of the Hofstra Law School, Eric Schmertz, had passed away. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Eric, Mitch Rubinstein of the Adjunct Prof Law Blog wrote a moving tribute. Here are a few of his words:
The New York Times reported on December 22, 2010 that Eric Schmertz passed away at age 84, here. Eric was one of the most respect labor arbitrators in the country and certainly, in New York. He was involved in many major private and public sector cases. He also served as NYC Labor Commissioner, as a Member of the NYC Office of Collective Bargaining and as a Member of PERB. But public service was only a small part of his life.
May his memory be for a blessing for his family and friends.