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The Taylor Law: What is it? How can we fight it?
March 10, 2021
In the face of layoffs, increasing class sizes, unsafe working conditions, and raises being withheld, our union has passed a strike readiness resolution. Since then, PSC members have experienced further assaults by the administration, including the withholding of contractual raises for some of our most vulnerable members. In building towards strike readiness we want to discuss and prepare for the challenges that the Taylor Law poses to public sector worker strikes. Come learn about this law and how PSC and other public sector unions have approached strike readiness. A concise panel presentation will be followed by open discussion. Bring your questions, concerns, and proposals!
Join us on Wednesday, March 10th to learn about the possibilities from our chapter grievance counselor, a labor lawyer and a union organizer. Please invite your friends and colleagues!
Two sessions on March 10 (choose one):
Arthur Schwartz was General Counsel for TWU Local 100 during the 2005 transit strike and was also General Counsel for the PSC in the early 2000s. He is currently running for New York City Council in District 3.
Tina Moore is the Chair of the PSC’s Hunter College Campus School chapter, whose members voted overwhelmingly this fall to authorize a strike if safety precautions were not put in place.
Marc Kagan is a graduate student and an Adjunct at Lehman College. His dissertation on TWU Local 100 spans the two transit strikes of 1980 and 2005.