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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Is Mayor Bloomberg Violating The Taylor Law By Advocating For a General Strike

Mayor Bloomberg Flirts With Violating The Taylor Law is an interesting article from New York Magazine.  Blommie is quoted as saying:

             "I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say             'We're going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your             legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.' After all, police officers want to go home to their             families, and we're doing everything we can to make their job more difficult but more importantly             more dangerous."

It is of course, a violation of the Taylor Law for a public employee to call for a strike. The Mayor is a public employee. So did the Mayor violate the Taylor Law? That is certainly a debateable question. Interestingly, he is calling for a general type of strike which would effect all police departments. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

Hat Tip: Workplace Prof Blog

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If the quotation is accurate, the Mayor didn't call for a strike; he said "I don't understand" why they don't strike.

Posted by: Peter Gulia | Aug 11, 2012 2:16:13 PM

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