“What do you mean I can’t strike?!”: Confronting the Taylor Law
Wednesday, May 4th, 6:30pm
CUNY Graduate Center, room 5414
365 Fifth Avenue
B/D/F/M/N/Q/R to 34th St-Herald Square
Marvin Holland, Transit Workers Union executive board, 2005 TWU strike leader
Jeffery B. Perry, independent scholar, 1978 U.S. Postal Workers wildcat strike leader
Cindy Gorn, member of the Adjunct Project
Ajamu Sankofa, member of CUNY Contingents Unite
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In the wake of inspiring rebellions from Egypt to Wisconsin, a growing number of New Yorkers now demand similar mass action to stop the city & state budget attacks on our communities. But for many of us, our efforts are hobbled by the New York state Taylor Law, which prohibits public sector workers from going on strike. Kindergarten-thru-college educators, transit workers, nurses, bus drivers–all of these workers and more are subject to terrible job contracts, layoffs, and cuts without this ability to withhold our work in order to demand better living conditions. But the Taylor Law is not invincible, and neither are our bosses.
THE ADJUNCT PROJECT welcomes CUNY people, rank-and-file union folks from around NYC, and others who are interested to join us for this crucial and exciting event. Come hear speakers share experiences from the front lines of past strikes, discuss how direct labor actions can improve CUNY working conditions, and learn about how we can together–across NYC’s unions–challenge the Taylor Law. Now’s the time to link up with fellow workers to turn New York’s priorities right-side up ourselves.
For more info about this event, and the Adjunct Project workshop series, contact ConorTomasReed@gmail.com
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