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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 10:07 AM
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NYC transit union fined and leader jailed (from libcom.org)
Edited on Wed Apr-19-06 10:08 AM by TheBaldyMan
Today in New York, NY.

The New York trade union whose workers brought the city's public transport system to a halt last December has been fined $2.5m by the State Supreme Court for the illegal strike. Union President Roger Toussaint will also face 10 days in prison.

AP reported that a judge fined the city transit union $2.5 million Monday for the illegal strike that brought buses and subways to a standstill for three days just before Christmas.

Judge Theodore Jones of state Supreme Court in Brooklyn also ruled that Transport Workers Union Local 100's automatic dues collection would be suspended indefinitely. The 33,000-member union can reapply for automatic collection after 90 days.
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The MTA had asked the judge to fine the union $3 million, or $1 million for each day of the strike. Union attorneys argued that the penalties could kill the labor group.
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The judge also fined two smaller transit unions in Staten Island and Queens in connection with the walkout. He gave all the unions 30 days to pay but said they could apply for payment schedules.

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Apparently the right to strike isn't a God given one according to the US law.
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Fierce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 10:12 AM
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1. If you think it is...
...then there are several bridges up for sale, cheap.
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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 10:44 AM
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4. I've seen a nice one in Brooklyn on the TV it would look good as a garden
ornament. ;)
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Fierce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 01:51 PM
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5. Name your price!
:)
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 10:16 AM
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2. We are not France
They have a constitutional right. In the US we do not. Especially in critical sectors.

He won't pay and will not serve time any way.
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kahleefornia Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 10:22 AM
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3. why will he not pay? nt
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