On April 23, 2010, Kevin P. McGovern appeared as a guest speaker at the 30th Annual PERC Conference. Mr. McGovern was part of a panel discussion entitled “Negotiating in Difficult Economic Times” which focused on the legal and practical questions facing labor and management in the current fiscal climate. This issue has become all the more important in light of the State government’s recent assault on the collective bargaining process, a topic that will surely be discussed.