New York City has managed to avert a major teachers union strike for now, coming to a deal that will delay the start of in-person learning by more than a week. If the strike had happened, it would’ve been the first strike by New York City teachers in 45 years.

The rarity of strikes from public sector employees isn’t surprising given that New York’s Taylor Law makes it illegal for them to walk off the job – but that hasn’t necessarily stopped unions from doing so since the law went into effect in 1967.

Transit workers march across the Brooklyn Bridge, in New York for a rally on the steps of City Hall in December 2002. New York City has managed to avert a major teachers union strike for now, coming to a deal that will delay the start of in-person learning by […]

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