Taylor Made: The Cost and Consequences of New York’s Public-Sector Labor Laws

Source: Terry O’Neil and E.J. McMahon, Empire Center, October 17, 2007

From the overview:
The Empire State was a scene of growing public-sector labor unrest in the mid 1960s. Government employees from Long Island to Buffalo were lobbying for the same organizational and collective bargaining rights as private-sector workers. Municipal unions in New York City had been negotiating contracts since the late 1950s, yet essential city services had been repeatedly interrupted by strikes or threats of strikes-culminating in a disastrous walkout by transit workers in January 1966.

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