Sunday, August 5, 2012
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