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Transport unions seek right to strike

Legislation introduced as Local 100’s contract winds down

Posted 3/24/23

Calling the right to strike a crucial mechanism for securing fair contracts, the Transport Workers Union of America and TWU Local 100 have enlisted lawmakers in a bid to amend state law and  permit work stoppages by MTA subway and bus workers. 

Legislation introduced March 16 by Brooklyn Senator Jessica Ramos and Queens Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato would tweak the statute governing public workers, the so-called Taylor Law, to no longer make it illegal for them to strike. 

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