Get Militant or Die: Labor Unions in the Age of Crisis
Strongly-worded letters and lobbying campaigns only weaken the power of labor. To survive the interlocking economic, biological, and ecological crises already underway, working people will have to turn their unions into organizations for class struggle.
James Dennis HoffApril 3, 2020
[VIDEO] The Taylor Law: 5 Things You Need to Know and What It Means for Labor
In New York State, the no-strike clause of the Taylor Law exists to make striking and work stoppages illegal for public sector workers. Teachers, nurses, postal workers, trash collectors and transit workers have been challenging these restrictions for the past 50 years.
Luigi MorrisJanuary 8, 2019
New York Nurses Resolve to Fight for Public Employees’ Right to Strike
On Saturday, nurses voted overwhelmingly in favor of repealing Section 210 of the Taylor Law and fighting for public workers’ right to strike.
Kyu NamDecember 10, 2018
What is the Taylor Law?
The Taylor Law is perhaps best known for its no-strike clause. It is thrown around at union meetings in an attempt to strike fear into the heart of the rank and file. But what exactly is the Taylor Law? How does it work? This second article in a three-part series describes and explains the law itself. The next and last article will analyze several incidents in which the Taylor Law was challenged the outcomes of these challenges.
Tatiana CozzarelliDecember 7, 2017
The Origins of New York’s No Strike Clause
The Taylor Law bars public sector workers from going on strike. From a Marxist perspective, what do strikes mean? And how did this draconian law come about to begin with? This is the first of two articles about the Taylor Law.
Tatiana CozzarelliOctober 24, 2017