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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Does the UN Have Anything to Do with This?

New York's Taylor Law has a flaw:

In 1967 the state legislature passed the Taylor Law, making strikes illegal but calling for double-pay fines per day for public employee unions out of work illegally; mandatory firing of workers was abandoned. The union (Transport Workers Union Local 100) has refused arbitration, which the current employer (a change made after the 1966 strike), the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), would accept; mutual consent is required by law.
Run this by me again. Striking is illegal but if you do it, you still have the right to retain the job you aren't doing?

Is this the UN's idea? The only possible responses are sanctions (which can be paid for if the strike succeeds) and pouting real hard.

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