Taylor Law

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. 

The Taylor Law Can be Defeated

Passing resolutions and lobbying Albany is not enough. If we want to take back the right to strike, we will have to use it.

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.

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.